Creating Aging-Friendly Communities
On Friday, May 3, 2013, members of the community gathered at the Eric P. Newman Education Center at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for the 13th Annual Friedman Lecture to explore “Creating Aging-Friendly Communities.”
The event featured a keynote by Dr. Andrew Scharlach. Following the keynote, panelists involved in local efforts to support aging-friendly communities discussed their work and interacted with the audience. Presentation of the Kopolow and Friedman awards and a poster session highlighting aging-related work at Washington University in St. Louis rounded out the day’s activities.
Keynote Speaker: Andrew Scharlach, PhD
Dr. Scharlach is the Eugene and Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services at the University of California at Berkeley. His work focuses on adults and their families, particularly with regard to long-term care services, work and family responsibilities, and aging-friendly communities. He has conducted extensive research and evaluation of community aging initiatives, particularly the Village model. Dr. Scharlach is the principal investigator of a series of research projects aimed at increasing understanding of Village model programs and their potential for helping older adults age in place.
Karen Berry-Elbert, St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC)
Arthur Culbert, StL Village-Central West End
Camille Greenwald, City of Richmond Heights
Friedman and Kopolow Awards
These annual awards, presented each year at the Friedman Lecture, recognize individuals for offering outstanding care and services for older adults. 2013 Awardees included Tammie L. Sl Benzinger, Rebecca I. Fierberg and Deborah Dalin Guyer.