The Creating Aging-Friendly Communities online conference, sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services, was launched in February 2008. Creating Aging-Friendly Communities is a unique online resource focusing on proven strategies for helping communities respond effectively to the aging of their populations. This online conference brought together top experts in aging and community development with individuals and organizations working to make their communities more aging-friendly.

We invite you to listen to a sampling of our current and past grantees’ presentations by clicking on the links below. Please note that in order to see and hear the presentations, you must allow time for them to load on your computer. For additional presentations, please visit

Why our Communities Must Become More Aging-Friendly
Andrew Scharlach, Ph.D.
Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services
University of California at Berkeley
Berkely, CA

Characteristics of Aging-Friendly Communities
Mia Oberlink
Senior Research Associate
Center for Home Care Policy and Research
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
New York, NY

Intergenerational Perspectives on Creating Aging-Friendly Communities
Nancy Henkin, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Center for Intergenerational Learning
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Strengths-Based Approaches to Community Planning
John Kretzmann, Ph.D.
Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute
Northwestern University
Chicago, Il

Work and Service Opportunities in an Aging-Friendly Community
Phyllis Segal
Vice President
Civic Ventures
Boston, MA

Best Practice Community: Westchester, NY

Barbara Greenberg and Jan Schwarz
Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation
Westchester County, NY