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Apr 27, 2021

Age-Friendly Ecosystems

"It's a blessing to be an older adult." -Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

For decades, advocates have called for communities, neighborhoods, and organizations like hospitals to become more "age-friendly." Although the idea of an age-friendly society has been promoted both locally...

Apr 20, 2021

"See Me at the Smithsonian"

“See Me at the Smithsonian is a program for adults with dementia and their care partners.” - Robin Lynne MarquisCommunity Outreach Coordinator

"Beautiful, young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art."—Eleanor Roosevelt.

Artists understood that an...

Apr 13, 2021

Age-Friendly Universities 

Colleges and universities are preparing future leaders, who will interact with older adults; yet we don't give them the essential skill set for interacting with that population and how to tailor to their needs 

-Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Apr 6, 2021

Rethinking Nursing Homes and Care of Older Adults

"Communities should create solutions that aren't just involving geriatricians of the world or the geriatric nurses and social workers. It's going to take everybody pulling together." 

-Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN