A lecture by Sally Shumaker
Successful Aging: Social Inequities in Reaching Optimal Life Quality in our Later Years
Thursday, April 10, 2014 4 p.m.
Marvin Center, Room 402-404
800 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Free and Open to the Public
At a time when the proportion of women living beyond 80, 90 and even into their 100s is rapidly accelerating, the question of how we can age “successfully” or age “well” is of growing interest to the general population, health care providers, and scientists. The concept of successful aging is complex and controversial. In this presentation, Dr. Shumaker will discuss the different ways in which we define successful aging, the multiple factors that can influence the quality of our later years and how early in our lives these factors “kick in”, and the inequities that persist in our society – limiting the degree to which groups of women are able to maximize the last decades of their lives.
Sally Shumaker, Ph.D., is Vice Chair in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy and a professor in Internal Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She served on the Council of the Office of Research on Women’s Health and has served as an expert consultant on a number of NIH programs. She has over 250 publications in the areas of older women’s health, dementia, health-related quality of life, adherence, and psychosocial factors in disease history and progression.
2014 Clara Schiffer Lecture on Elder Women and Health Care Policy
Sponsored by the George Washington University Women’s Studies Program
made possible by a bequest from Clara Schiffer and the Schiffer family
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