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Innovations in Healthy Aging Initiative Presents New Lecture Series on Aging

Three free webinars will focus on isolation and loneliness, integrative health and sleep as they relate to aging.
Three free webinars will address aging issues including loneliness and social isolation, integrative health and sleep.

Innovations in Healthy Aging Initiative Presents New Lecture Series on Aging

What: Innovations in Healthy Aging Lecture Series
When: March 30, April 27, May 25, 4-5 p.m.
Where: Virtual webinar via Zoom

Jordan Karp, MD, chair of the College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Psychiatry, will present “Responding to the Tragedy of Social Isolation and Loneliness in Late Life: Keeping Older Adults Connected” on March 30.Innovations in Healthy Aging, an initiative of the University of Arizona Health Sciences, is hosting a new lecture series featuring several topics important to aging, including isolation and loneliness, integrative health and sleep. The lectures will be presented as webinars that are free and open to the public.

Over the past decade, the number of older adults in the U.S. grew by one-third to more than 54 million, including a 52% increase in Arizona’s older adult population. U.S. Census data show that by 2034, the number of Americans aged 65 and older will for the first time outnumber those under 18.

“This lecture series is created to address topics that are of interest to older adults, their families and the community,” said Kathleen Insel, PhD, RN, director of Innovations in Healthy Aging and professor in the UArizona College of Nursing. “Our initiative aims to create an environment where older adults feel a part of the university community. This series will allow community members to get to know our experts, explore, learn and achieve more fulfilling, enriching lives.”

The featured topics and speakers are:

March 30: Responding to the Tragedy of Social Isolation and Loneliness in Late Life: Keeping Older Adults Connected; Jordan Karp, MD, chair and professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Register online.

April 27: Integrative Health for Optimal Aging; Andrew Weil, MD, director, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine; clinical professor, medicine, and Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Medicine, UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson

May 25: Sleep and Healthy Aging; Michael Grandner, PhD, director, Sleep and Health Research Program, associate professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine – Tucson

For more information or to see a complete list of events, visit the Innovations in Healthy Aging website.