Elder Law Clinic co-sponsors ‘Aging Re-Imagined Symposium 2.0′ at Wake Forest University on March 3-4

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Wake Forest School of Law is co-sponsoring Wake Forest University’s  “Aging Re-Imagined Symposium 2.0,” on March 3-4, 2018, in the Bridger Field House. The event addresses aging themes of meaning, mind, mobility and mortality. Professor Kate Mewhinney, director of the Elder Law Clinic, is leading the law school’s involvement in the symposium.

The symposium will again bring in nationally renowned speakers who will address topics in aging from various perspectives, as well as feature local speakers from here in the Triad, who will give short 10-15 minute “DEAC talks”, with some time for questions. The topics covered will address aging from multiple perspectives along the themes of meaning, mind, mobility and mortality. There will also be the opportunity for various community institutions to have a table and share information about their resources.

The guest speaker line-up includes:

  • Ashton Applewhite, a self-described ageism activist and the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.
  • Professor Kelvin J. A. Davies, PhD, DSc, FRSC, FRCP, professor at the University of Southern California and an expert in the field of Gerontology. Professor Davies’ research focuses on the role of oxidative stress in aging.
  • Charles P. Sabatino, J.D., Director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, in Washington, D.C., who will be talking about legal developments that interest older adults.
  • Dan Gasby, a former executive in the entertainment industry who is now a powerful advocate for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, particularly in the African-American community, which is disproportionally affected by the disease. He will be presenting on his experiences as well as his book, Before I Forget, which has been described as a valentine to his wife, restaurateur, magazine publisher, and celebrity chef, B. Smith.
  • And exciting performances by intergenerational artists, including spoken word poets Phillip Shabazz, and Donovan Livingston, MA, Ed.M.

This event, which is open to the whole community, was a sell-out in March 2016. Free parking is conveniently located and refreshments will be served. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for catering purposes. The website for registration is http://agingre-imagined.events.wfu.edu/.

Other co-sponsors of the symposium include: The Office of the President, The Office of the Provost, The Translational Science Center, The Department of Physics, The Health and Exercise Science Department, The Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, The Humanities Institute/National Endowment for the Humanities, The Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center (IPLACe), The Pro Humanitate Institute, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, the School of Law, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center – The Center for Integrative Medicine, The Center for Redox Biology and Medicine, The Claude D. Pepper Older American’s Independence Center, J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging and Salemtowne Retirement Community.

For more information about Aging Re-Imagined, contact Stephanie Reitz, reitzsct@wfu.edu, or call 336-758-4256.