community engagement

FaceAge is a seed event for changing perceptions of aging within communities.  The FACEAGE TEAM of artists, community engagement experts, and researchers has designed a  MULTI-FACETED FACEAGE EXPERIENCE




FaceAge at Penn State Community Engagement Events

Story Circles

FaceAge community engagement efforts begin with the personal experience of encountering the installation, witnessing intergenerational interactions on the screen, and listening to powerful stories revealed by filmed participants.

Following their installation experience, visitors are invited to create their own FaceAge experiences by participating in an intergenerational story circle. Community engagement experts have devised and tested story circles and other events for audience members to process their FaceAge experience, at times in a cross-generational context.

Story circles will be held on 4 different occasions during the installation at the HUB-Robeson Center. 

Story Circle Dates:

Monday October 17th, 2:30-4 PM

Tuesday, October 25th, 9:30-11 AM

Monday, November 7th, 2:30-4 PM

Tuesday, November 15th 9:30-11 AM

complete the form below to register for a FaceAge Story Circle.

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FaceAge Community Days

We welcome visits to the installation. Join us on these days or contact us to set a date for your community visit to FaceAge.

The Village at Penn State Day – October 11, 10:30 AM – 12 Noon

Senior Center Day – October 20, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Day – November 14, 10:30 AM-                                                                                                                 12 Noon

Juniper Village at Brookline Day - November 15th, 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Foxdale Village Day – December TBA


Are you inspired to study in a course based on FaceAge?

For an even more in-depth experience, community members and undergraduate students may elect to have their own FaceAge experience by enrolling in a Human Development and Family (HDFS) studies course which will offer the opportunity for face-to-face interactions and dialogue with individuals from a different generation. What you see on the screen of FaceAge may be an experience you wish to have for yourself.

 Penn State Course HDFS 497  FaceAge: Perspectives on Aging (1 credit)

In this course, traditional and non-traditional students will engage in in-depth conversation to exchange perspectives on aging. Participants will spend 2 hours per week for 8 weeks together in late Spring semester 2017. Students will have opportunities to learn about different perspectives and generational cohorts. Students will work together with a partner to produce a story, video, or podcast. (Note: enrollment is limited to 20 undergraduate students).

 Penn State students may enroll in this course during their usual registration period.

Community members over the age of 65 may enroll in this course by registering with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Penn State. OLLI registration opens in January 2017.

For more information about this course contact Amy Lorek at, 814-863-7903.