Coalition building to create an Age-Friendly University (AFU)

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Jun 6, 2021 - 7:07pm CDT

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Journal Article

This article published in Gerontolgy & Geriatrics Education shares the story of one public university that became the first in its state to join the Age-Friendly University (AFU) global network. The article highlights several partnerships and programs that reflect the AFU principles and discuss how becoming an AFU helped to further strengthen university ties and is now providing a valuable framework for continued collaboration and coalition building. The article shares lessons from the efforts, including the challenges and benefits of being the first AFU in the state. A plan for ensuring growth of age-friendly practices and policies at this university is included. The full article can be accessed with an OpenAthens account through your institution or with a Taylor & Francis Online account.

Carrie Andreoletti
Andrea June
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