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Age-Friendly Practices and Programs


For information about the AFU Global Initiative and the work of AFU Convener Dublin City University (Ireland), visit:   

For information about how your institution can join the AFU network, visit GSA/AGHE - AFU:

What's Hot Higher Education and Aging: The Age-Friendly Movement Building the Case for Age-Inclusivity Newsletter of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), supported by AARP. Download your free copy:         

Age-Friendly University (AFU Webinar Series Supported through a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation


  • Becoming an Age-Friendly University (AFU) Partner   Joann M. Montepare and Kimberly S. Farah (Lasell University)
  • One Vision, Many Paths: Making an Age-Friendly University (AFU) Work for You   Carrie Andreoletti and Andrea June (Central Connecticut State University)
  • A Starting Point for Looking at Age-Friendliness on My Campus: AGHE Can Help  Nina M. Silverstein (University of Massachusetts, Boston) and Marilyn R. Gugliucci (University of New England)                                

Age-Friendly Universities (AFU): Principles, Practices, and Opportunities Special Issue of AGHE's Gerontology and Geriatrics Education     

Montepare, J.M., Farah, K.S., Doyle, A., & Dixon. J. (2019). Becoming an Age-Friendly University (AFU): Integrating a retirement community on campus. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 40, 179-193.

Montepare, J.M., Farah, K. S., Bloom, S., Tauriac, S. (2020). Age-Friendly Universities (AFU) - Possibilities and power in campus connections. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. Published online first

Montepare, J.M., & Pandolfi, G. (2020) Students' dementia experience, knowledge, and concern: An opportunity for Age-Friendly University (AFU) programming. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, Online first