In Wednesday’s class, we had a short debrief and discussion about last week’s visit to the Bayside Community Center. We also had a Healthy Aging Project (HAP) check-in for the Casa de Manana Dance and West Senior Wellness Center Prom, and a discussion on Ashton Applewhite’s book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism. In our discussion, we talked about the ‘Paradox of Aging’ and the ‘Bull Effect,’ and learned how the media causes us to feel guilty about aging, when in reality it is something beautiful. Lastly but not least, we went over information about the Neighborhood Assessment Project (NAP). During this part of the class, we briefly went over the World Health Organization’s Checklist of Age Friendly Cities and learned there are 8 domains that need to be assessed when checking if a city is age-friendly. Generally speaking, the 8 domains encompass: Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, Transportation, Housing, Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment, Communication and Information, and Community and Health Services. Most of these domains are physically visible, whereas other require physical conversation. Since my group and I will be in charge of doing a Neighborhood Assessment at La Jolla, we hope to travel North, East, West, and South to get a sense of what La Jolla encompasses. Our first visit will be this Saturday, and we hope to go again on Monday. We plan to take a lot pictures, and use these pictures in our presentation. For our paper, we will use outside resources to get more information about the La Jolla community, especially in regards to its demographics.