Internationally acclaimed longevity expert Dr. Bill Thomas will be the keynote speaker at the forum, “Revolutionize Aging: A Masters Level Discussion on Disrupt Aging,” on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University, 370 Bassett Road. This event, sponsored by AARP, Borrow My Glasses and Quinnipiac, is free and open to the public. Registration and check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.
In addition, Thomas will moderate panel discussions featuring a diverse list of Connecticut-based speakers from the aging and caregiving field, including academics, professionals, practitioners, students, families and consumers. Confirmed panelists include: Donna Fedus, gerontologist and founder of Borrow My Glasses, an organization that specializes in aging and caregiving, and Catherine Richards Solomon, professor and chair of sociology at Quinnipiac.
The forum will raise awareness of the need for more conversation and understanding about the nature of aging today, as well as resources and study dedicated to learning about adulthood and aging.
“One of our main goals of this program is to sync the ways people think about aging with the realities of aging today,” Fedus said. “This promises to be the dynamic kickoff to a campaign that will change thinking, actions and conversations in workplaces, classrooms and in the community. If you want different images of aging to become the norm, join us in this revolution.”
Solomon added, “Led by the dynamic Dr. Bill Thomas, this event will engage and inspire students, professionals and the community to rethink their ideas about aging and being old, as well as shape their future interactions with the older population. It truly will revolutionize their ideas about aging.”
Space is limited and advanced registration for the free event is required online or by calling 1-877-926-8300.