2016 Barbara Payne Lecture Series: “Being at Home: Understanding the Meaning of Aging in Place” Dr. Graham D. Rowles
Join us on Thursday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m. for our annual Barbara Pittard Payne Lectureship in Gerontology.
“Being at Home: Understanding the Meaning of Aging in Place,” Graham D. Rowles, Ph.D. Professor & Chair of Gerontology Department, Director, Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of Kentucky.
This presentation will explore the evolving meaning of place (especially home) in old age and the manner in which this is related to well-being. I will consider the way in which, over our life course, each of us engages in a process of making and remaking home as our neighborhood changes around us or as we relocate from residence to residence (according to the US Census, the average American relocates 10.1 times during their life). Emphasis will be placed on understanding the meaning of “being in place” as a manifestation of each person’s evolving quest to be “at home” within their environment. Implications for personal well-being, environmental design, social service delivery and both professional and community education will be considered.
The event will be held at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. The lecture is FREE and open to the public. We welcome and encourage you to share this announcement with others and to invite guests.
For more information & to RSVP by March 4, 2016, please contact us at [email protected] or 404-413-5210