Public Lecture and Reception - “25 Years of Gerontology at St. Thomas University: A Community Celebration” by Dr. Andy Achenbaum
Date: Sep 19, 2012
Time: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Location: Kinsella Auditorium - McCain Hall, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Dr. Andrew Achenbaum, a prolific writer on gerontology and past delegate to the White House Conference on Aging, will deliver a lecture celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Gerontology Program at St. Thomas University.
The lecture -- “25 Years of Gerontology at St. Thomas University: A Community Celebration” -- will be delivered Wednesday, September 19 at 4:00 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium in McCain Hall at 4:00 pm. A reception will be held following the lecture.
Achenbaum is a professor of history and social work in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston and had previously been Visiting Chair in Gerontology at St. Thomas University.
Achenbaum’s life-long interest in gerontology ranges from spirituality to policy-making. His publications on the topic include Shades of Gray (1983), Social Security (1986), Crossing Frontiers (1995) and Older Americans, Vital Communities (2005).
He is a former delegate to the White House Conference on Aging (1981, 1995) and a winner of the Geneva Mathiasen Award in 2003 from the National Council on Aging, where he also has served as board chair.
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