Andrew Scharlach to discuss aging-friendly communities at Friedman lecture​


Andrew Scharlach, PhD, the Eugene and Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the 2013 Friedman lecture Friday, May 3, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Washington University School of Medicine campus. The title of his lecture is “Creating Aging-Friendly Communities.”

The event, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, is free and open to the public. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed at 9 a.m. with awards, the keynote address, a panel discussion, a poster session and refreshments.

Scharlach also is director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services at UC Berkeley. His work focuses on older adults and their families, particularly with regard to long-term care services, work and family responsibilities and aging-friendly communities. These are communities in which a range of transportation and social services are tailored to help people remain in their homes as they age.

He has conducted extensive research and evaluation of community aging initiatives, particularly the Village model, a movement in which seniors help seniors coordinate and deliver services within their communities. 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.

After the keynote, a panel discussion with Karen Berry-Elbert of the St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), Arthur Culbert of the StL Village in the Central West End, and Camille Greenwald from the City of Richmond Heights will highlight local efforts to support and foster “aging in place.”

In addition, the Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award and the Dorismae and Harvey A. Friedman Award will be given at the event on behalf of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging and The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

For more details and to register, follow this link.

Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s
hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical
research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation,
currently ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.