This event explored the topic of aging with presentations and a conversation between Matthias Hollwich, author of the book New Aging, and Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko whose primary research interests are in the area of aging and health. For the past twenty-five years, Chodzko-Zajko has focused on the effect of exercise and physical activity on health and quality of life in old age.
In New Aging, Matthias Hollwich outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience aging as a gift that we receive with life. New Aging invites us to take everything we associate with aging—the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom—and throw it out the window. As an architect, Hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives. He began his research into aging as part of a collaboration between HWKN, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau. Now he has distilled his research into a collection of simple, visionary principles that will inspire us to think creatively about how we can change our habits and environments to suit our evolving needs as we age. The book New Aging has been designed by Bruce Mau Design and published by Penguin Random House. You can find more information about the book at new-aging.com.