Rollins Health Forum Series

Monday, November 16, 2015 

7:00 p.m. | Bush Auditorium

For more information: 407-646-2130

creating age friendly communities: making it happen

Join community leaders and residents from Central Florida for an educational forum on creating age-friendly communities. The forum will be led by Dr. Kathy Black, Professor of Social Work and Gerontology at USF Sarasota-Manatee who will describe an age-friendly community, highlight its eight essential domains, and discuss how residents can become involved in making their community age friendly. Dr. Black is currently leading Age-Friendly Sarasota, a county-wide effort to promote active, happy and healthy living for people of all ages through a process of learning and sharing Sarasota County's current age-friendly features and the future aspirations of residents. Sarasota County is the first community in Florida to be recognized as an age-friendly community by the World Health Organization and AARP, a national affiliate of the global effort.

Dr. Kathy Black obtained her Ph.D. from SUNY at Albany and holds dual Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Gerontology from the University of Southern California and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Dr. Black is a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar and a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America. She has over 30 years of experience working with older adults and their families in the capacity of geriatric case manager, medical social worker, and geriatric nurse in acute and long term care, hospital, nursing home, and community-based settings.

Dr. Black has created and taught over a dozen gerontology courses at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level at universities in New York, California, Florida and France. In addition, she has authored numerous publications on aging for the nation’s largest provider of continuing education in geriatric health care. Dr. Black has conducted more than 100 presentations in the field of health and aging at local, state, national, and international venues and has been the Principal Investigator on more than a dozen grants.

Dr. Black is on the editorial board of Research on Aging, Journal of Social Service Research, and the Journal of Social Work in Palliative & End-of-Life Care and has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications. This forum is presented through a generous grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation.

Learn more about the lecture series and the Rollins Center for Health Innovation.

tickets and parking information

Free public lecture in the Bush Auditorium on the Rollins College campus. No reservations or tickets required.

Free parking is available in the SunTrust Garage on Lyman Avenue with a validated ticket.

For more information: 407-646-2130