AGING AND HEALTH WEEK, March 18 - 22
Event Details for Monday 3/18, Tuesday 3/19, and Friday 3/22
If you have any questions about these events, please call JoAnn Evans at 401-874-7846 or Judy Sweeney at 401-874-5311. For details regarding the entire week, click on the Aging & Health Week link to the right. All events are free and open to the public!
Monday, March 18, 12:30-2 p.m., Lippitt Auditorium:
Panel Discussion: Aging and Health in Rhode Island: Challenges and Opportunities
Rhode Island has one of the highest percentages of adults 65 years of age and older in the US, and the highest in the nation of 85+ adults. Panelists will explore such questions as: How can the state support the health and wellbeing of our older adult population as they get older? What are the economic and cost implications of this growing demographic segment of our state? Do we need to develop specialized services and programs to provide support for the health of our older adults? What are the different roles of government and the private sector in addressing this need?
Senator Jack Reed will introduce panel with brief pre-recorded remarks. Panelists: Elizabeth Roberts, Lt. Governor of Rhode Island; Michael Fine, MD, Director, Rhode Island Department of Health; and Catherine Taylor, Director, Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs.
Moderator: Dr. Phillip Clark, Professor and Director of the URI Program in Gerontology
Tuesday, March 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Memorial Union:
Generation Swap 2013
Stop by the Generation Swap event to spend some time with a group of pretty amazing older adults from South Bay Manor and OLLI, along with students from pharmacy and physical therapy. Chat, play the Wii, join the older adults for lunch, play a game, have fun....get involved and you may win a Kindle or some other great prizes! What's it like to be older? Stop by and see for yourself - bet it's not what you think!
Short Film, Bandida, and Post-Film Q&A Session with Tim Carpenter
Join us for a screening of Bandida, a comedy by Susan Knode, a resident at the Burbank Senior Artists Colony, who wrote the screenplay, her first, when she was in her 60s as an assignment for a creative writing class. The film is about an elderly woman who rides a senior bus to rob a liquor store. In the process, she develops a bond with the store owner, who lets her get away with the crime. We will also show a companion documentary by This American Life, the NPR radio show hosted by Ira Glass, about the making of the film and Ms. Knode's late-life transformation into a screenwriter. Total time for both films: approximately 30 minutes.
Friday, March 22, 9-10* a.m., Alumni Center:
Note: the start time is 9 a.m., not 10 a.m. as stated in the e-blast that was sent.
Aging and Health: A New Initiative at URI: Provost DeHayes unveils a new program:
URI has recently launched a new interdisciplinary Cluster Initiative to invest in expanding the University's capacity in aging and health research, education, and outreach. The vision of this new program, and its implications for the University and the State, will be presented by Provost Don DeHayes. Three new faculty members hired under this initiative will be introduced, and Dr. Phillip Clark, Professor and Director of the Program in Gerontology, will summarize the importance of their work for understanding the links between aging and health.