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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