Unique Feature of Ibasho

– View elders as resources rather than liabilities
– Empower and include elders as “Change agents” of their own communities
– Elders “care for” younger generation, rather than “being cared for.”
Community owned initiative
– Social development through “place making” together
– Elders as catalyst to strengthen social capital and make their communities more resilient
– Continuous involvement and support for sustainable operation and governance