June 10, 2010 – GenPhilly was invited to “curate” a Junto, which is a monthly meet-up hosted by p’unk avenue to discuss hot-topic and local issues. Inspired by Ben Franklin’s club of community activists, p’unk avenue hosts these meetings to discuss issues of technology, community, and other social concerns. Bring your opinion and your thirst.
The June 2010 JUNTO discussed issued we face as a society as a significant portion of our population [ages]. As a community, the better and more accessible we can make our environment for seniors, the better it will be for people of all ages. Out of the 10 largest cities in the USA, Philadelphia has the largest proportion of people age 60+, most of whom want to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible. In order for this to happen, the physical and social environment must support seniors who want to live independently and it must complement the existing programs and services offered by the agencies that serve them. -P’unk Avenue
- Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia
- Allen Glicksman, PhD, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
- Christine Knapp, Coordinator, Next Great City & Director of Outreach, Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture)
Moderator: Kate Clark, MPA, GenPhilly
P’unk Avenue provided cold Newcastle Brown beer and Philadelphia’s best tomato pie.