Age Friendly Erie County is a collaborative initiative of local organizations in Western New York committed to creating a vibrant, inclusive community for residents to grow up and grow old. The initiative is facilitated by the Erie County Department of Senior Services, UB’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA) and AARP. The goal of the Age Friendly Communities Erie County Initiative is to connect the numerous local efforts already contributing to an improved quality of life for the aging population in Erie County in order to create a unified and dynamic network dedicated to ensuring a prosperous future for Erie County residents throughout their lifespans.
Worked with Erie Community College (ECC) to align the college’s architecture technology program with UB’s undergraduate architecture program. Received a “Partners in Education Award” on May 1, 2015, at ECC’s North Campus. Advised ECC administration and faculty on curricular adjustments to the college’s two-year program so that graduates may be eligible for advanced standing in UB’s four-year undergraduate program.