Please watch the documentary film that captured the ways in which elders led inclusive community resiliency. This film was created with the generous support from the GFDRR (The World...
The report: Elders Leading the Way to Inclusive Community Resilience is published – supported by the World Bank. This report introduces the findings from the Ibasho cafe’s impact on...
Please join us for the exciting session (organized by the World Bank and Ibasho) on March 18th, 2015! Elders from Philippines and Japan will share their experience at the...
Elders from the Ibasho cafe in Ofunato, Japan visited a Typhoon Yolanda affected area in Philippines
Elders from the Ibasho cafe in Ofunato, Japan visited a Typhoon Yolanda affected area in Philippines: Peer to peer exchange program funded by the World Bank. Please click here...
Elders from Ibasho project in Japan are visiting community members in the prospective Ibasho cafe site in Ormoc, Philippines. We had such an inspiring first day of elders exchanging...
Lecture about “Aging in Cities” at the Moscow Urban Forum in Moscow, Russia, December 2014
Welcom to Ibasho
What does Ibasho Mean?
Ibasho means “a place where you can feel like yourself” in Japanese. At Ibasho we believe this is what every person should have as they age – a place to live in safety, comfort and dignity, where he or she is valued as a person full of history and experience.
Issues we face
Mother Theresa said:
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
This is what we want to change. Ibasho recognizes that people fear two things as we age — social isolation and losing respect from others in society.
Our goal is to create a shared future in which aging is not something to fear, but to enjoy, as a respected and valued member of communities across the globe.
We promote the value of socially integrating elders and demonstrate the multi-generational social, economic, and environmental benefits of such a community in traditional, developing and modern societies.
In order to make the widest impact possible, Ibasho conducts rigorous evaluations to facilitate shared learning, and to replicate what works between developed and developing countries.