Aging in the New Economy Forum – April 3, 2009



Please accept this as an invitation to participate in a forum to be held on

Friday, April 3, 2009 titled: Aging in the New Economy. Americans across the nation are now focusing on the impact of the rapid changes of our economy. New York State has historically been a leader in the development and implementation of services and programs addressing the needs of the un-served and underserved citizens of our state.  Your presence and participation is important and would be greatly appreciated. We believe a collective “knowledge-based voice” will lead the way. I ask that you save the date and join us on April 3rd.



Mount to hold Forum on Aging in the New Economy     

NEWBURGH – The Center on Aging and Policy at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY will hold a forum on “Aging in the New Economy” from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday (April 3) in Hudson Hall. The conference includes lunch and is free and open to the public; reservations are required.

The conference will focus on the need for changes in the economy on the federal, state and local level in order to best serve older adults. It will address the value of individual action and strategies that provide support and services for older adults.

Mount students will play key roles in the conference. The student organization, Aging United, is co-sponsoring the conference. Graduate students in Mount’s master of business administration program are promoting the conference and will develop a position paper and a strategic plan to deal with issues that stem from the conference. 

The Center on Aging and Policy, established in 2006, promotes an interdisciplinary approach to research and scholarship in gerontology. The center is partially supported through a grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund research. It has brought together community members, students, academicians, policymakers, program designers, practitioners and advocates to dialogue and take action on issues concerning aging and older adults in America. It sponsored “Aging Doing Aging: From Practice to Implementation” in December 2007.

Lawrence T. Force, Ph.D., professor of psychology, and Jeffrey S. Kahana, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, are co-directors of the Center for Aging and Policy.

To learn more about the conference and to make reservations, contact the Center on Aging and Policy at 569-3405 or

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