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UCLA Extension | UCLA x Open Seminar | "The Aging Landscape: Emerging Trends and Changing Perspectives"

UCLA Extension | UCLA x Open Seminar | "The Aging Landscape: Emerging Trends and Changing Perspectives"

Date 
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location 
Virtual
Featuring 
Ayesha Dixon, Director, UCLA Emeriti/Retiree Relations Center
Dr. Fernando Torrez-Gil, Director, UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging
Dr. Paul Hsu, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Director, UCLA Cluster Program - Aging
Monica Moore, Community Health Manager, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA
D’Ann Morris, Associate Director, UCLA Generation Xchange (GenX)
Dr. Anousheh Shayestehpour, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA
Event Contact 
UCLA Extension
310-206-2693

According to the US Census, between 1950 and 2020 the number of adults 65 and older doubled, from eight to sixteen percent; by 2050 an estimated twenty percent of adults will be 65 and older. While advancements in medicine have significantly increased life expectancy, research indicates older adults who remain socially active live longer and feel more fulfilled. In 2018 UCLA joined the Age-Friendly University (AFU) global network to collaborate across academic disciplines, our many professional schools, and with staff, retirees, emeriti and alumni to support older adult equity. This panel of experts, including Dr. Paul Hsu, adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, shares emerging trends in aging research and practice across UCLA, explores how culture and society shape our views towards aging, and examines changing perspectives in the aging landscape.