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5/19/18 from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Hosted By: Age-Friendly Challenge

Contact Info: Jason Jablon, 412-445-0009,

Location: The Union Project, 801 N Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Price: Free!

View Activities by Related Interests:LearningIntergenerationalLocal ResourcesDoingAccessInnovationConnection

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Register now for the Age-Friendly Project Development & Awards Workshop, space is limited. $10,000 in prizes will be awarded at the workshop!




Successful projects will address one or more of the Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh Action Plan strategies. You are encouraged to review the specific goals and action items in the full report.

  1. Access: improve entry points, participation, and navigation to new options and opportunities - within neighborhoods and health systems - for people of all ages and abilities

  2. Connection: strengthen intergenerational relationships to combat social isolation and loneliness, creating spaces that encourage coming together and celebrating initiatives that put relationships first

  3. Innovation: champion meaningful technology and ideas that enable people to age in community, and help people of all ages collaborate with our region's growing tech industry

While anyone with an idea, including residents, community groups, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs, is encouraged to apply, preference may be given to creative solutions focused on the following Action Items in the report: 

  • #9 (Murals for Caregivers)

  • #15 (Centers for More than Seniors)

  • #16 (Gardening for Good)

  • #24 (The Job Search, Redefined)

  • #25 (Intergenerational Tech Training)

  • #28 (Tech Support)



Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh is a collaborative initiative started in 2015 through the leadership of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging (SWPPA). Over the following two years, 90 residents participated in Aging Your Way workshops and 100 organizations met to discuss how to make our communities work better for everyone. The resulting Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh Action Plan outlines a framework to improve our region around three focus areas: Access, Connection, and Innovation. In order to catalyze action around these focus areas, Lively Pittsburgh is leading the Age-Friendly Challenge: a project development and $10,000 award competition to support creative ideas which make our region better for all. Read more details in the Press Release.


The Age-Friendly Challenge is an initiative of Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh in partnership with SWPPA through the support of the Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation