The Good Life Design Collaborative is born!
The mission of this new community group is to make life easier and more fun for people of all ages and abilities by educating, connecting, and inspiring both consumers and service providers.
The group was founded by Elizabeth Swider, owner of Care is There Geriatric Care Management and former chairwoman of the Aging in Place Business Round Table. The group is free and open to all.
Who We Serve:
- Anyone planning smart ways to live a long and vital life
- People encountering health difficulties and the people who love them and care for them
- Providers of products and services designed to make life better for people encountering health problems or frailty
- The Central Virginia area
What We Do:
- Meet once per month to learn about and discuss a topic of interest and to get to know each other better. Check the events page of www.GoodLifeDesign.org for meeting places and times.
- Collaborate on line through our website
- Helping people live “the good life” despite whatever obstacles may arise along the way
- Helping people design their own lives by educating them, ourselves, and each other about options and opportunities
- Creating good design – solutions that are purposeful, elegant, and practical
- Championing “the good fight for the good life”: acknowledging the challenges that aging, injury, or disease can bring, while believing the human spirit can always prevail
- Doing good -Living good lives by serving others
How to Join Us:
- Everyone relevant to our mission is invited to participate. There is no fee
- Create a free profile on our website, if you like. Instructions are at this downloadable PDF document: How to Sign up for a Free Profile on the Good Life Design Collaborative.pdf
- Subscribe to our meeting reminder email list below. (If you use Gmail tabs, drag our first message from your Promotions tab to your Primary tab so all future emails will go there.)
- Attend our free meetings (check the events page of this site for meeting places and times – coming soon.)
We look forward to your participation!
The Meaning Behind Our Logo
From the JCC Oriental Crane Project: In Japan, the crane is a mystical creature and is believed to live for a thousand years. As a result, it represents good fortune and longevity and is called the “bird of happiness”. It has also become a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times.
The origami crane symbolizes our ability to design lives of joy and well-being.
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