Successful Aging: Theory, Research & Practical Applications

The term "successful aging" has been used for the past 30 years to stimulate theory, research and action around how quality of life and health can be maximized as we age. We will review current research on the biomedical and social-psychological aspects of aging and focus on demonstrations of how lifestyle changes and strategies can influence the course of aging. We'll review how the aging of U.S. society over the past 100+ years has created social policy challenges for us. We'll also discuss innovative responses to these challenges including creating age-friendly communities, developing new technologies, and producing and marketing products that are responsive to a wide range of needs of older adults including lifelong learning and education.

Instructor:
Dr. Louis Medvene, Professor Of Psychology, Emeritus, Wichita State University

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Available Sessions