Originally presented on our Department of Gerontology blog
The age-friendly movement seen in cities and towns addressing the needs of their elder residents is also taking root on college campuses around the world.
The University of Massachusetts Boston this year joined other institutions adopting the principles of the Age Friendly University initiative first proposed by Dublin City University in Ireland.
“The principles of Age Friendly Universities fit well within the stated mission and values of UMass Boston as an urban campus committed to research, teaching and public service within a supportive environment for students of all ages,” said Nina Silverstein, a gerontology professor at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School.
“We are well positioned to meet or, in some cases, even exceed some of the principles,” she said.