University of Southern Indiana

MAGIC Project

The University of Southern Indiana and the USI Foundation are partnering with Dr. Bill Thomas, a nationally-renowned expert on aging, with support from AARP and AARP Indiana, on a year-long pilot project aimed at creating a cultural transformation related to aging in community. The MAGIC Project will create a Multi-Ability, multi-Generational, Inclusive Community (MAGIC) housing model for both students and older adults. Learn more about MAGIC

News and Updates

Non-credit option added to MAGIC course
 (Multi-Ability, multi-Generational Inclusive Community Building)

Kyrié Carpenter, a member of Dr. Bill Thomas' team, will be teaching the HP490 course again during the Fall 2018 semester. This one-credit hour course has been modified to allow an opportunity for community members and USI employees to enroll, which will result in a class roster that is intergenerational. This course is an introduction to the MAGIC pilot project between Dr. Bill Thomas and USI. During the course, participants will explore the dynamic complexity of building inclusive communities for people of different ages, abilities and backgrounds.

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