Temple University Main Campus
1913 North Broad Street (Mitten Hall Room 250)
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Did you know that Philadelphia has the highest proportion of people over 60 out of the ten largest cities in the United States? Given that number, isn’t it surprising that more organizations and businesses are not addressing the needs of our aging population?
From community development, to the arts, housing, city planning, and more, each profession has the opportunity to touch the lives of older people and help our city become a lifelong community.
GenPhilly members presented about organizations that incorporate seniors into their programs, policy, and planning and discussed how everyone can include the needs of the older population into their positions. Those who came early were able to enjoy pizza and visit booths to learn about potential internships, career paths and career options.
Key Note Speaker
Lydia Hernández Vélez, Esq.
Deputy Managing Director for Aging, City of Philadelphia
Five 5-Minute Lightning Talks
by GenPhilly Members
Kimiko Doherty – Architect
Manager of Community Development
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Clint Randall – Urban Planner
Healthy Communities Coordinator
Philadelphia Planning Commission
Kendra Lawton – Arts Administrator
Director of Programs & Planning
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Candice Thompson – Social Services
Director of Center Services
William Way LGBT Community Center
Jill Chonody, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work
AGHE (Association for Gerontology in Higher Education)
The Gerontological Society of America
Temple University Career Services Center
Temple University College of Health Professions & Social Work