Lasell’s Fuss Center Hosts Summit on Aging Education, Age-Friendly Campuses

Lasell’s Fuss Center Hosts Summit on Aging Education, Age-Friendly Campuses

June 03, 2015

Lasell's RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies will host a summit to discuss the impact of aging on college campuses and the development of aging education. The summit will be held June 8 at Lasell College's de Witt Hall.

The Talk of Ages Summit aims to discuss the implications of age demographics on Massachusetts higher education, explore strategies for incorporating aging content and intergenerational activities across curriculum and shape a vision for aging education.

Educators from institutions across the state, as well as community leaders, are expected to attend.

"It is the hope that the summit will not only provide direction for how Massachusetts institutions can better address shifting age demographics, but will also serve as a catalyst for discussion in other states," said Joann Montepare, Director of the Fuss Center and Professor of Psychology at Lasell College.

The summit will feature welcoming remarks from Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs Secretary Alice Bonner, with keynote addresses from Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and Barbara Vacarr, Director of the Higher Education Initiative for Encore.org and workshops, featuring several Lasell College professors, on topics ranging from connecting with communities to curriculum.

The event also includes a talk from Nina Silverstein, Professor of Gerontology at the University of Massachusetts - Boston and the President-elect of AGHE as well as a networking session with representatives from organizations such as the Massachusetts Gerontology Association, Encore Boston Network, and the Executive Service Corps.

For more information contact Joann Montepare at jmontepare@lasell.edu.