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For nearly a year, a group of dedicated faculty from Wake Forest’s Reynolda and Medical Campuses met to plan a comprehensive and interdisciplinary symposium that addresses the topic of aging in our society.

Entitled Aging Re-Imagined, the symposium took place on our campus March 17-18, 2016 and brought faculty, staff, students, and members of the Winston-Salem community together to discuss the topic of aging from many perspectives. Leading scholars, artists, medical professionals and researchers whose work focuses on this vital, intersectional topic were there to share their insight on four key ideas that inform how we age, and how we think and feel about aging: Mobility, Mind (including memory), Mortality, and Meaning.

To access talks from the Symposium and interviews with attendees please visit our YouTube page.  The link for the Voices of Our Time Speaker, Dr. S. Jay Olshansky, can be found here.

If you would like to hear more about the possibilities of aging please join our Facebook page – Aging ReImmagined WFU – where important articles and topices related to aging are posted.

Registration included admission to all conference sessions, plus reception on Thursday evening, light breakfast, boxed lunch and reception on Friday.  Registration was free for all attending but registration is required.

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For questions or concerns related to registration, please email Stephanie Reitz or call at 336.758.4256.

Sponsors: The Office of the President, The Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence, The Translational Science Center, The Center for Bioethics Health & Society, The Elder Law Clinic of WF School of Law, IPLACe, The Humanities Institute, THRIVE, the Departments of Physics and Health & Exercise Science, and the Sticht Center on Aging at Wake Forest School of Medicine

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