Ruth E. Mickle Lecture: Engineering a New and Better Old Age


For the first time in history, there are more people over age 60 than under age 5. More people are reaching older and older ages in better and better health. Still, chronic disease, cognitive impairment and disability remain key challenges to a good, old age. Engineering, medicine and public health have joined forces to prevent, treat and remediate these challenges to independence in later life.

Dr. Steven M. Albert, Professor and Chair of the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, will describe this emerging interventional gerontology in the areas of mobility, cognition and chronic disease and outline how old age may look 25 to 50 years from now.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
6:00 p.m.
Asbury Heights Social Room
700 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Refreshments will be served.

RSVP by Friday, April 27 to Courtney Kartman at 412-571-5106 or [email protected].

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