Brown Bag Lecture – Drs. Esnard & Lewinson

Resource Accessibility and Walkabilty among Older Adults in Extended Stay Hotels

For the Gerontology Institute’s first Brown Bag of the 2014-2015 Series, Drs. Ann-Margaret Esnard (Public Management and Policy) and Terri Lewinson (School of Social Work) presented from their research on older adults residing in extended stay hotels. These researchers focused on the perceptions of these older adults about their environments, walkability of the neighborhoods surrounding these extended stay hotel, and access to needed resources.

Drs. Esnard (pictured below) and Lewinson (pictured above) are the recipients of a seed grant by the Gerontology Institute to seek federal grants to support their future research on this hidden population of older adults. They propose to expand their research sites to DeKalb County while remaining focused on how older adults age within extended stay hotels.

Brown Bag 2014-2015 - Dr. Esnard