Aging and Health in Rhode Island: Challenges and Opportunities

Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Lippitt Hall, Auditorium 5 Lippitt Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Aging and Health Week

Rhode Island has one of the highest percentages of adults 65 years of age and older in the US, and the highest in the nation of 85+ adults. National and state panelists will explore such questions as: How can the state support the health and well being of our older adult population as they get older? What are the different roles of government and the private sector in addressing this need?

Senator Jack Reed will introduce panel with brief pre-recorded remarks.

Panelists:
Elizabeth Roberts, Lt. Governor of Rhode Island
Michael Fine, MD, Director, Rhode Island Department of Health
Catherine Taylor, Director, Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs.

Moderator: Dr. Phillip Clark, Professor and Director of the URI Program in Gerontology

This is the first in a series of talks presented by URI's Program in Gerontology and its affiliated programs. See the complete series at http://www.uri.edu/hss/gerontology/ahweek.html

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College of Human Science and Services, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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http://www.uri.edu/hss/gerontology/ah...

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Free and Open to the Public

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Gerontology

Contact Person

Dr. Phil Clark

Contact Email

aging@uri.edu

Contact Phone

401.874.2689

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