Avenidas 2.0

Ashton Applewhite

Palo Alto’s jewel of a community center, focused on engaging older adults to be as active and healthy as possible, will open the doors to its spectacular newly renovated and expanded Birge-Clark building and state-of-the-art wellness center on February 23 during a private reception. Former Avenidas CEO Lisa Hendrickson will discuss Avenidas and the building’s history and impetus for the remodel, while current CEO Amy Andonian will discuss all the exciting future plans that Avenidas has to serve more seniors more innovatively in the new space.

The featured speaker of the evening will be author, TED2017 Main Stage speaker, and blogger Ashton Applewhite. In 2016, Applewhite was recognized by PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. She has written for Harper’s, Playboy, and The New York Times. And she speaks widely, at venues that have ranged from universities and community centers to the Library of Congress and the United Nations. At the Avenidas event, Applewhite will discuss “Longevity and Aging in the 21st Century.”

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