Grab bars. No-skid bathtub strips. Brighter lighting. Ramps instead of stairs. These aren’t the items on a typical home improvement checklist. But for older adults, they can literally be lifesaving additions to a house.
Category: Community Service
Dor Vador, a program funded by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, aims to encourage understanding and enhance communication between children and the elderly in Los Angeles’ Jewish community.
The Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition recognizes extraordinary designs for products and spaces that make life easier for everyone, including older or disabled individuals.
Laura Trejo '82, MSG/MPA '86 listens and communicates across disciplines and cultures as general manager of the L.A. Department of Aging.
The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology has been a recipient of Keith Renken's support through the establishment of a scholarship fund, the Renken Family Scholarship, as well as his leadership as former chair of the school’s Board of Councilors.
From keeping pedestrians safe in Glendale to connecting people to social opportunities in Cudahy, USC students developed interactive tools to help improve quality of life for seniors across the Los Angeles region.