Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Sponsors Symposium on Active Aging

Keynote speaker Alexandre Kalache is an international aging expert

News Release: Monday, September 26, 2011


Media opportunity: The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is sponsoring a full-day symposium on the important topic Active Aging.

Time and Date: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 1, 2011.

Location: Inside Thwing Center on Case Western Reserve University campus.

Keynote Speaker: Alexandre Kalache, MD, PhD, senior adviser on Global Aging for the New York Academy of Medicine.

Background information: Media are encouraged to attend and cover this symposium. There is no cost. It will feature local, national and international educators and will build on the World Health Organization's program of Active Aging, which recognizes older people as important economic and social resources for communities and societies.

Please view http://msass.case.edu/alumni/events/index.html for further information about the Mandel School and this symposium.

This event will honor Terry Hokenstad, the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School and an international expert on aging. Professor Hokenstad was recently named a Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve, one of the highest honors the university bestows upon a faculty member for extraordinary contributions in research, teaching and service.

He is a member of the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Aging, and he served on the U.N. Technical Committee responsible for drafting the International Plan of Action on Aging.

Keynote speaker Alexandre Kalache is an international aging expert who headed the WHO Aging Program in 2002 when the active aging movement was initiated.

The symposium will also feature other notable speakers and breakout sessions led by local and national educators and professionals in the field of aging covering the topics of:
• Advocacy
• Active Agers
• Active Aging in the Minority Community
• Civic Engagement
• Redefining Retirement/Gainful Employment
• Management of Chronic Illness
• Home and Community Care
• Health Care Reform
• Educating the Aging Professional
• International Look at Aging

Posted by: Marvin Kropko, September 26, 2011 06:44 PM | News Topics: Official Release