Age and Community:
Improving the Quality of Life for Older Adults
This Milwaukee Idea initiative brings UWM together with a network of
community leaders and the Helen Bader Foundation to expand our understanding
of aging and find innovative ways to improve the lives of seniors in
metropolitan Milwaukee and throughout the state.
The Bader Foundation has provided $5 million to endow a chair in gerontology
and offer scholarships to students in the field of aging. With the number
of people over age 60 expected to double in the next 25 years, Age and
Community is working to expand research and scholarship on aging, develop
new degree and non-degree programs in gerontology and train practitioners
in the latest techniques for working with older adults.
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