• Ibasho at Global Ageing Network’s Aug. “Wisdom Talk”

    The Global Ageing Network welcomed Drs. Emi Kiyota and Taryn Patterson to present on Ibasho at the August “Wisdom Talk” series. Through a photographic presentation, they demonstrated how the Ibasho concept was incorporated in communities in Japan, Philippines, and Nepal. Ibasho means “a place where you can feel like yourself.” At the heart of the […]

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  • Ibasho: An Intergenerational Approach to Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

    Above photo: Ibasho storytelling activity in Ofunato, Japan By Taryn Patterson In many societies, an ageing population is often seen as a burden, and older people are treated as liabilities – a vulnerable population in need of care and support – especially in the wake of a disaster. Such a narrow interpretation of ageing, however, overlooks […]

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  • Vision and Spirit Are What Drives Ibasho: The Nepal Earthquake One Year Later

    Women in Kathmandu, Nepal work on the slow recovery process. Vision and Spirit Are What Drives Ibasho: The Nepal Earthquake One Year Later By Taryn Patterson Nine thousand people perished and more than 800,000 homes were damaged or destroyed one year ago when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake violently shook the heavily populated Kathmandu Valley and […]

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