Ibasho is a new not-for-profit organization started by my friend Emi Kiyota, an aging-in-community expert who has consulted in the US, Ivory Coast, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bhutan, Germany and Japan. She helps people create age-friendly communities that engage and sustain their elders, rather than institutionalizing and separating them from the larger world.
Here she challenges some of our basic notions about what is the “right” design for older church-going people:
This is where we ultimately need to go. For more info, see also http://www.ibasho.org