November 11, 2013
Marilyn R. Gugliucci, Ph.D., professor in UNECOM’s Department of Geriatric Medicine and director for Geriatrics Education and Research, was the keynote presenter at The Opportunity Alliance Senior Volunteers, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companions Annual Meeting, which was held in Portland, Maine, on November 1, 2013.
Gugliucci’s talk was focused on gerotranscendence – rising above past paradigms and challenging negative societal views of aging.
There were 125 older adults in attendance. The oldest, age 91, drove from Bridgton, Maine, for the meeting and was celebrating 19 years as a Foster Grandparent for at risk youths.
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