Age-Friendly Honolulu Youth Engagement Initiative

A key theme of Honolulu’s age-friendly initiative is intergenerational exchange.

The goal of Age-Friendly Honolulu’s Youth Engagement Initiative is to teach youth about the role of the built environment and community features in promoting active aging and engagement among older adults. The learning objectives include: 1) increase awareness about aging issues; 2) build empathy and understanding through intergenerational interaction; and 3) use critical thinking to explore age-friendly design solutions.

Recent activities include:

  • Intergenerational walk audit

 

 

  • Design solutions within Minecraft

 

  • Virtual reality, Minecraft experience

For more information or if you are interested in participating, please contact Christy Nishita, cnishita@hawaii.edu