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Our World Growing Older: Insights from a U.S. and Swedish Comparison of Community Support Services

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the MindAlert Series, sponsored by MetLife Foundation

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

This web seminar will share information about how different countries provide community-based support services to older adults. Using examples from Sweden and the United States, the presenters will compare and contrast the public and private policies that define how each of these two countries delivers nutrition, transportation and home health services for older adults and their families. Comparing these two systems provides a foundation for understanding how different societies define and address quality of life for older adults.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe demographic changes in global aging;
  • Identify how the United States and Sweden differ in private and public sector involvement in supporting the delivery of community support services to older adults and their families; and,
  • Compare and contrast nutrition, transportation and home help services delivery between the United States and Sweden.

Presenters:

Susan Collins is an assistant professor of gerontology and Gerontology Program Coordinator at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., and teaches graduate courses in gerontology. She serves on the Advisory Council of Weld County RSVP, the Weld County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Task Force, and is chair of the Weld County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Board.
Robbyn Wacker is provost and professor of gerontology at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). She recently co-authored two textbooks with Karen Roberto, Community Resources for Older Adults (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2014), and Aging Social Policies: An International Perspective (SAGE, 2011).

 

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