Aging Appreciation Week: Gerontology Academic Program offers events for everyone

Explore the joy, challenges and humanity of aging today as part of Aging Appreciation Week, April 4 to 6, 2022

Theresa B. Skaar

Theresa B. Skaar, Ph.D., Director of the Gerontology Academic Program. The GAP will present its first “Aging Appreciation Week” April 4 to 6, featuring three thought-provoking events about the joy, controversy and humanity of aging today.

Aging Appreciation Week: Gerontology Academic Program offers events for everyone

Explore the joy, challenges and humanity of aging today as part of Aging Appreciation Week, April 4 to 6, 2022

Theresa B. Skaar, Ph.D., Director of the Gerontology Academic Program. The GAP will present its first “Aging Appreciation Week” April 4 to 6, featuring three thought-provoking events about the joy, controversy and humanity of aging today.

Theresa B. Skaar

Theresa B. Skaar, Ph.D., Director of the Gerontology Academic Program. The GAP will present its first “Aging Appreciation Week” April 4 to 6, featuring three thought-provoking events about the joy, controversy and humanity of aging today.

Students and the public are invited to explore the joy, challenges and humanity of aging today as part of Aging Appreciation Week, April 4 to 6, 2022.

The programs are sponsored by the Gerontology Academic Program, part of the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. All events are free, and all will be held via Zoom.

Choose your Aging Appreciation Week events today

APRIL 4 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. — AGEx panel discussion: Aging is for EveryBODY

AGEx (Applied Gerontology Experience) is a TEDx-inspired event. It is our goal to create appreciation and awareness of aging through a multifaceted lens. This year’s event will be centered around the theme “What does aging mean to you?” Three speakers will share their experience with aging, followed by a Q-and-A session. This event kicks off our Aging Appreciation Week events!

  • WHAT: AGEx (Applied Gerontology Experience)
  • WHEN: 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 4
  • WHERE: Online via Zoom

APRIL 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. — Taste of Reno: Celebrating Meals and Memories

Join us via Zoom to talk about food, memories and tasty traditions. This event celebrates a cookbook collaboration between UNR students and members of Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI). Everyone will be invited to share their stories!

  • WHAT: A Taste of Reno – Meals and Memories
  • WHEN: 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5
  • WHERE: Online via Zoom


APRIL 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. — Disrupt Aging: Challenge your Perceptions

Encounter thought-provoking ways of looking at aging and explore society’s perceptions of older adults. The program challenges people to discuss demographic trends, ageism, and their personal and professional stakes related to aging.

  • WHAT: Disrupt Aging Classroom
  • WHEN: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6
  • WHERE: Online via Zoom
  • FACILITATORS: Patti Swager, M.Ed., director of the Nevada Geriatric Education Center (NGEC), and Natalie Mazzullo, M.Ed., associate director of NGEC and healthy aging engagement coordinator, Health & Nutrition Extension


For more details on any of these events, email gap@unr.edu. The Sanford Center for Aging was founded at the University of Nevada, Reno to enhance the quality of life and well-being among elders through academics, translational research and outreach. The center is part of the university’s School of Medicine.

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