GenSpace Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

September 25, 2022
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Since opening our doors last April, GenSpace has welcomed hundreds of older adults to join our state-of-the-art community center to enjoy our classes, events, and partnerships. 

With more than 180 active members, we’re proud of the community we’ve created and the many older Angelenos who join us each week. From our fitness and dance classes to our educational training programs offered in our tech bar, to art and gardening classes, there’s something for everyone. And GenSpace is constantly re-imagining our programming to fit the needs of our members and community.

“It’s thrilling to see so many returning members each week and to watch the community they are fostering at GenSpace. Our goal was first and foremost to create a place for connection and we see that happening everyday as GenSpace becomes a powerful example of what vibrant aging looks like.” 

Dr. Jennifer Wong

In the last year, GenSpace also hosted special events for members including a winter dance, summer concert series, bridge classes, bingo night, and more. These events have helped make GenSpace a staple in the Koreatown community in LA. 

GenSpace’s influence doesn’t stop at our physical space but continues in conversation we’re leading about aging and defying stereotypes. 

Earlier this year, GenSpace hosted the stars of 80 for Brady – Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Lily Tomlin, and Billy Porter – to discuss the importance of making movies that tell realistic stories about older adults. 

GenSpace also hosted the Social Innovation Summit where keynote speaker, SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher, spoke about how the entertainment industry can tell better stories about older adults that aren’t rooted in stereotypes or tired cliches. 

These events push back on the old narrative and start to redefine what it means to grow older. From our own members to the people and organizations we collaborate with, we’re telling a new story about aging that’s real, upliftingand empowering – just like GenSpace.

Dr. Jennifer Wong

As we commemorate one year, we’re so grateful to our members, staff, volunteers and instructors who have created a thriving community at GenSpace. And we’re so proud of all we’ve accomplished this year – we’re just getting started!

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