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#70 | Aaron Guest | 10 Principles for Engaging Aging Adults

Apr 5, 2024

Parent Projects - Aging In America
#70 | Aaron Guest | 10 Principles for Engaging Aging Adults
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On today’s show, we are talking to Aaron Guest. Aaron Guest is an interdisciplinary trained social-environmental gerontologist and Assistant Professor of Aging in the Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Dr. Guest is interested in the predominant social and environmental domains older adults live, and how knowledge can lead to increased understanding of and improvements in health. The scope of his research can be grouped into three overarching themes: Social & Built Environments Approaches to Reduce Health Inequities in Older Age.

 

Links:
https://theconversation.com/how-age-friendly-universities-can-improve-the-second-half-of-life-217259
https://www.afugn.org/
https://search.asu.edu/profile/1899695

 

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Chapters:

00:00 – Intro

00:40 – Welcome to the Show

01:04 – Introduction to Aaron Guest

03:26 – Aaron’s Research

04:49 – Age-Friendly Ecosystem

07:34 – Age-Friendly Communities

10:10 – Universities Becoming Age-Friendly

17:10 – Age-Friendly University Network

19:42 – Healthcare Systems Working with Universities

21:34 – Contact Aaron

22:19 – Outro

 

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