About

A brand-new space to reimagine aging

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Our mission

  • Reimagine aging through wellness, connection, and lifelong learning — all in a vibrant, inclusive community space
  • Help change the outdated national conversation around aging — how we think and talk about it

Our goals

  • Reduce social isolation
  • Create an inclusive and welcoming space where older adults can thrive
  • Inspire and enhance wellness, creativity, tech exploration, financial security, curiosity, and imagination
  • Disrupt negative stereotypes about aging
At GenSpace, we emphasize creativity and learning — because that’s what keeps minds fertile and functioning at every age. It’s a neighborhood space for forging new relationships — because social connection is what helps us stay vibrant, extends life, and makes it worth living. It serves as a community space for all generations — because older adults have so much to give and teach us all!
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Wallis Annenberg
Our Founder

A new narrative for aging

Some of the greatest works of art and acts of public service are the products of older Americans. Even so, much of popular culture marginalizes older adults by depicting them as physically, emotionally, and intellectually frail. That’s a stereotype we must work to change. GenSpace fosters leadership in aging — with convenings and conversations on longevity, including how we can change the outdated narrative and images. GenSpace serves as a place to ignite a new kind of national conversation on aging.

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Meet our GenSpace team

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Jennifer Wong, PhD

Director
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Kevin Proff

Program Manager
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Florencia Glas

Program Coordinator
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Chanel Staten

Office Coordinator
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Jason Kolodziej

Leadership Initiative Fellow
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Matthew Phan

Leadership Initiative Fellow

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