Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2004
My work: transforming nursing homes from institutions to person-centered communities, unleashing elder power.
This description of Barry Barkan's work was prepared when Barry Barkan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Beginning in the 1970s in one of the most challenging environments imaginable, Barry has been working to build a movement to transform the role of the elderly throughout society.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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