GW Faculty Research Salons connect and engage faculty from across the university in collaborative intellectual and scholarly exchange around research-themed issues, questions, and challenges.
Does your research, clinical practice, policy work, or courses you teach include adults over the age of 50?
Age-friendly initiatives are designed to enable people of all ages to live healthier, more active, and longer lives by creating livable communities, sustaining economic growth, providing transportation and housing options, and access to support key services. Preparing our cities, towns, and states for a rapidly aging population will require increased attention to the environmental, economic, and social factors influencing health and well-being for older adults and their families.
Washington, D.C. is an Age-Friendly City with Age-Friendly Businesses. Other initiatives include Age-Friendly: Health Systems, Universities, Arts & Creativity, Housing, and Community Services. Current partners include AARP, the John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, American Hospital Association, Grantmakers in Aging, and the World Health Organization, among others.
- The salon discussion will be led by Dr. Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, a tenured associate professor of nursing and director of the GW Center for Aging, Health and Humanities.
- Our guest speaker will be Gail Kohn, Director of Age-Friendly DC.
This salon topic complements a concurrent University Seminar Series focused on bringing age-friendly community partners into the conversation to collaborate with GW faculty in order to develop an action plan for solving current challenges for an aging population.
An RSVP is required as lunch will be provided.