Tim Carpenter founded EngAGE in 1999, and is host and producer of the Experience Talks radio show. EngAGE is a nonprofit that changes aging and the way people think about aging by transforming senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness and creativity. EngAGE provides life-enhancing arts, wellness, lifelong learning, community building, and intergenerational programs and events to thousands of seniors and hundreds of families living in California, Oregon, and Minnesota. Experience Talks is a radio magazine that shines a light on the value of experience in society, airing on Sundays at 5 p.m. Pacific on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, streaming live worldwide on the web at www.kpfk.org, and syndicated by the Pacifica Network.
Tim also catalyzed the creation of the Burbank Senior Artists Colony, a first-of-its-kind senior apartment community with high-end arts amenities and programs. The NOHO Senior Arts Colony, Long Beach Senior Arts Colony, and two multigenerational all-ages communities—the Pacific Avenue Arts Colony and ACE/121, the Glendale Arts Colony—are now open, and there are five more in development. In 2008, Tim was elected an Ashoka Fellow for his work as a social entrepreneur, and in 2011 he received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. Most recently he was awarded the Stanton Fellowship for 2016-17 by the Durfee Foundation and named one of Next Avenue’s 2016 Influencers in Aging.