Age-Friendly Cities and the Future of Aging

James Goodwin, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Loughborough University; Head of Research, Age UK; Board Member, U.K. Ministerial Group on Research, U.N. Aging Panel, U.N. Digital Health Group, WHO Advisory Group

Santa Clara will soon become the first U.S. county to have each of its 15 cities designated “age friendly” by the World Health Organization (WHO). But what does that mean? You're invited to meet Dr. James Goodwin, a global leader in aging. He will be in the Bay Area from the United Kingdom, attending the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Summit. Goodwin will describe the age-friendly global movement, the new thinking about aging and health, and why the age-friendly concept is an indispensable part of that picture. Goodwin will also reveal how Santa Clara County became one of the nation’s leaders in the age-friendly movement.

Together with Alex Kalache of the WHO and Margaret Gillis of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Goodwin was at the forefront in establishing the age-friendly movement. He also knows John Beard, current age-friendly leader and the director of the aging and life course department at the WHO. Goodwin will tell the rarely heard story of how and why the age-friendly movement was created.

Location: The Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 5 p.m. networking reception, 5:30 p.m. program