The campus community is invited to an event from the Regional Institute on Aging.
Reframing Aging: Connecting the Generations on National Ageism Awareness Day is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday Oct. 7 in the Clark Room of the Marcus Welcome Center. The event will begin with coffee and a light breakfast at 8:30 am followed by a presentation at 9:00 am by Dr. Nicole Rogers, professor and chair, Public Health Sciences, which will outline key determinants that contribute to the perpetuation of ageism. Dr. Rogers will share best practices guidance from evidence-based findings and strategies to recognize, address and support age-inclusive, bias-free language in personal and professional communications.
Findings from their project, Connecting Generations: Influencing Expectations and Attitudes Toward Aging, has led Dr. Rogers and her public health sciences colleagues to conclude, “bringing WSU students and older adults together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities positively impacts ageism and promotes greater understanding and respect between generations.”