Pursuing Age-Friendly University (AFU) principles at a major university: Lessons in grassroots organizing

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on May 31, 2021 - 9:54pm CDT

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Journal Article

This case study describes Michigan State University's AgeAlive program and its path from inception to a recognized program with a clear vision and strategic plan. Concrete goals include a complete inventory of aging-related activity on campus, a virtual hub for networking and information exchange, educational opportunities for students and elders, and building new retirement pathways. Michigan State's experience may benefit others interested in developing similar programs by offering strategies for moving forward amidst challenges inherent in large-scale, research-intensive institutions. The full article can be accessed with an OpenAthens account through your institution or with a Taylor & Francis Online account.

Clare Luz
Roger Baldwin
GWEP Repository