Age-Friendly Innovator, Age2Age
Christine Kennedy is a nationally recognized thought leader in positive aging, an expert in emerging models of housing, and an evangelist of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. As a dynamic keynote speaker and an expert facilitator of cross-discipline convenings, she energizes innovation by skillfully connecting people and ideas in forums that stimulate collaborative thinking.
Chris manages Age2Age, a national consulting practice based in the Silicon Valley that guides clients to envision, design and launch age-friendly projects across multiple domains. Age2Age clients include AARP, LeadingAge, Institute for Age-Friendly Housing, Spirit Living Group, and the World Health Organization. She was a delegate to the first International Conference of the Global Network of Agefriendly Cities held in Dublin, Ireland in 2011; Age2Age was then retained by the World Health Organization to work with conference organizers during their 2013 International Conference of the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities in Québec.
Serving as the Executive Director of the Institute for Age-Friendly Housing, a Silicon Valley non-profit organization, Chris has produced the Silicon Valley Positive Aging Forum since 2008. This annual conference and speaker series has convened crosssectors of professionals to learn about the dynamic and evolving paradigm shifts that accompany the aging demographic. Chris’ multi-discipline career spans urban, transportation & strategic planning, lobbying, and business development in the fields of aging, telecommunications, and high technology. She holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine.
Chris is working with the design team for the Age Friendly Cities segments of the conference and has also agreed to be a resource for those wishing to further explore Age Friendly dialogue.