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Greenwich Lecture Focuses On Challenges Of Aging Society

Dr. John Rowe will discuss "The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society” on Thursday, May 19, at Greenwich Library.
Dr. John Rowe will discuss "The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society” on Thursday, May 19, at Greenwich Library. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Commission on Aging, Sterling Care, The Greenwich Library, and Friends of Nathaniel Witherell announced that, in celebration of Older Americans Month, they are co-sponsoring a Signature Lecture Series Event on Aging.

The talk, focusing on “The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society,” will be held at the Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

The featured speaker for this event – Dr. John Rowe – is the Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and former Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc. Previously, Dr. Rowe served as President and CEO of Mount Sinai NYU Health and was professor of Medicine and founding Director of the Division on Aging at the Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rowe will address how dramatic increases in life expectancy and aging raise the question of how best to re-engineer America’s core societal institutions, such as education, work, retirement, leisure, and health care to assure that our society can support the future elderly population.

“We are honored to have a speaker of Dr. Rowe’s caliber address our community regarding these issues,” said Lori Contadino, Director, Greenwich Commission on Aging. “Dr. Rowe’s insights will not only educate our community, but will also help the Commission on Aging lay the groundwork for its vision – to build an educated and cohesive community that understands, accepts, and supports the successful aging of its residents and embraces the inter-generational opportunities that come with increased longevity.”

The lecture is free of charge. Register at www.eventseries.org or call (203) 532-0500.

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