The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging hosts, sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of activities and events throughout the year that are focused on aging issues. Open to students, faculty, staff and the public, these activities foster interdisciplinary collaboration while supporting initiatives in aging throughout St. Louis, the region and the world.

Upcoming Events

November 8, 2021 | The Future of LGBTQ Aging

Join us for our November installment of Issues in Aging, The Future of LGBTQ Aging, featuring Sherrill Wayland, MSW, director of National Education Initiatives at SAGE, a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. 

Event Series

Annual Events

Friedman Lecture & Awards

This annual event highlights current ideas and research in aging, and recognizes professionals providing outstanding services in their field.

Crash Course in Aging

Crash Course is Aging is an annual event sponsored by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging. The event intertwines stories and insights that are of interest to older adults. Presenters develop 20 PowerPoint slides, which are set to automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fun evening of presentations that last just five minutes each.

Past Events

Watch talks from past events on our Vimeo Channel.


Other Aging-Relevant Seminar Series at WashU