Age-Friendly University Work Strengthened with Tools for Advancing Age-Inclusivity in Higher Education

Nov 17, 2021

With support from AARP, the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and its Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) designed a toolkit to provide resources to
advance age inclusivity in institutions of higher education.

The suite of tools can be used by faculty, students, administrators, and other campus leaders, but MHAC encourages age- and dementia friendly communities to also use the resource to help partner with local colleges and universities.

This new resource is an extension of existing work to support and promote age-friendly universities and intergenerational opportunities, which can extend to the communities surrounding the actual institutions. To that end, the toolkit provides plenty of examples, frequently asked questions and ideas on connecting higher education to the community to the benefit of older adults and students on campus.

For more info, check out the Tools for Advancing Age-Inclusivity in Higher Education and thanks to  our partner Joann Montepare of Lasell University for her work on the resource and ongoing support of the age-and dementia friendly movement.