Co-creating Environments: Empowering Elders and Strengthening Communities through Design

The UCSF Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence invites you to attend a trailblazing presentation on designing environments for elders!

Emi Kiyota, PhD, is the founder and director of Ibasho and specializes in environmental gerontology.

This session introduces the “Ibasho” approach that challenges perceptions about aging and the social role of elders. This approach derives from a meaning of Ibasho – a Japanese term meaning a place where one feels a sense of belonging and purpose, and is accepted as oneself. Participants will learn how to value elders as assets to their community, empowering them to be active participants and changing the harmful outcomes created by society’s negative perceptions and expectations – social isolation, a loss of dignity and respect, and a sense of uselessness. Participants will also learn how to adapt Ibasho into communities, long term care, and community-based care environments.

Snacks and refreshments will be served!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

School of Nursing, N721 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143

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School of Nursing


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Local Community, Alumni, Patients




Memory and Aging Center


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