Age is Not a Medical Condition: Healthy Aging After 50

Louise Aronson, professor of geriatric medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and author of  "Elderhood: Reinventing Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life" will deliver a keynote to address the importance of lifestyle choices and accessible healthcare services. Her talk will focus on how policies, medical systems, social opportunities and personal choices shape age as much as biology.

Joann Montepare, director of the RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies at Lasell University, will lead a panel discussion on key issues raised in the keynote.


  • Jan Hively - Boston College Sloan Center on Aging and Work, and co-founder of the global Pass It On Network
  • Lisa Krinsky - LGBT Aging Project director, Fenway Health
  • Sarah Lamb - professor of anthropology, Brandeis University
  • Terry O'Malley, geriatrician, Massachusetts General Hospital

This event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Gerontology Association.

This program and an ensuing series of three additional programs (to be announced) have been developed through collaborative efforts of the Future of Aging Committee: Peter Carcia (CNAP Alliance); Doug Dickson (Encore Boston Network); Jim Hermelbracht (UMass Boston OLLI Program); Tom Mottl (CNAP Alliance, Committee Chair); Joann Montepare (RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies at Lasell University); Jan Mutchler (Gerontology@ UMassBoston); Amy MacNulty (Suffolk University, Sawyer Business School, Healthcare Administration Program). The Future of Aging Committee is a project initiated and organized by CNAP Alliance.

Event Info

Date & Time 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
WBUR CitySpace
890 Commonwealth Avenue