Mission and Values


Ibasho partners with local organizations and communities to design and create socially integrated and sustainable communities that value their elders. We create a place where elders find the opportunities to contribute to their community members of all ages.

Our Core Values are

  • Elders as assets
  • Multi-generational community life
  • Local participation and control
  • Design based on elders’ needs and cultural values
  • Design guided by elders’ stories and wisdom
  • Evidence based practices
  • Global perspective to exchange knowledge and replicate what works

Our Goals

  • Reinforce the value of aging
  • Promote the value of socially integrating elders within the wider community
  • Demonstrate multi-generational social, economic, and environmental benefits
  • Facilitate shared learning and replicate model between the developed and developing worlds