Becoming an Age-Friendly University (AFU): Integrating a retirement community on campus

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Jun 6, 2021 - 7:17pm CDT

Resource Type: 
Journal Article

This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education uses the partnership of an Age-Friendly University (AFU), Lasell College, and an affiliated university-based retirement community (UBRC), Lasell Village, to illustrate how AFU principles can be implemented to extend older adults' access to various educational opportunities. Specially-designed programs such as Talk of Ages and Faculty Fellows are described. Challenges inherent in leadership, awareness, classroom dynamics, and ageism are also explored alongside opportunities that an AFU approach brings in light of such challenges. The full article can be accessed with an OpenAthens account through your institution or with a Taylor & Francis Online account.

Author(s): 
Joann M. Montepare
Kimberly S. Farah
Anne Doyle
John Dixon
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