On September 7, Center for Aging and Health staff represented the UNC School of Medicine at the Duke Caregiver Community Event. The caregiver-focused event offered attendees a full day educational opportunities and resources. Representing the Center were Associate Director of Policy and Strategic Alliance Ellen Schneider, Project Manager June Weston, and UNC Geriatrics Clinic social … Read more
For 15 years, the National Council on Aging, the Falls Free Initiative, and other partners have educated older adults about falls prevention during Falls Prevention Awareness Week. This year’s theme is ‘From Awareness to Action’. During the week of September 18-22, 2023, the spotlight will be on falls in older adults. Read more about 2023 … Read more
This year’s recipient of the Brown/Kraus Scholarship in Gerontology is an aspiring theater design student. Nim, the 2023 awardee, believes the theater brings the generations together and creates joy. She remembers the fun of having older adults from the local senior center attend dress rehearsals for shows at Middletown High School South. Nim will attend Montclair … Read more
On May 11, 2023, the 6th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium will help empower aging services professionals with tools to improve the lives of older adults. This all-day symposium is sponsored by the National Council on Aging. The event is virtual and free of charge. Find additional details and Register.
Recently, clinicians and staff from UNC Geriatric Medicine attended GSA22, the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting. At the GWEP-CC Pre-Conference Meeting, Social/Clinical Research Assistant Jennifer Hubbard represented the CGWEP. This preconference event had a range of speakers presenting on various topics. Some topics covered included the 4Ms consumer tools, Age-Friendly sustainability in urban … Read more
Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead serves as editor on the 8th edition of this premiere textbook on clinical Geriatrics available soon from Cambridge Press. Dr. Cristine Henage co-authored the up to date chapter on Health Literacy. https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/medicine/geriatrics/reichels-care-elderly-clinical-aspects-aging-8th-edition?format=HB&isbn=9781108837767
Ageism is a problem. Helping to change people’s attitudes will make life better for all. Listen to Dr. Becca Levy from Yale School of Public Health as she explores the topic ‘Why We Should Fight Back Against Ageism’.