Akron Chapter Meeting at Stow-Munroe Falls Library1
We will conclude our programming for the first quarter of 2018 with a talk given Mon., Mar. 5, by Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University. His talk, also at the StowMunroe Falls Library, will be an eclectic presentation on human health, well-being, and flourishing. He will discuss these topics through presentation and description of an interdisciplinary and intergenerational course he is designing for addition to the curriculum at CWRU. Academic topics include enhancing brain and cognitive health, deepening value conversations about social and environmental justice, reinventing “positive” aging (gerontology/geriatrics), encouraging intergenerational learning (developmental science perspectives), integrating science and art (museums), and environmental literacy (ecology and “natural” spaces). The course will also explore the idea of the Anthropocene. If all this makes no sense to you, you'll understand it at the conclusion of Dr. Whitehouse's presentation. The presentation will be interactive in that Dr. Whitehouse will be also looking for input from the audience. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Dr. Whitehouse is a Professor of Neurology and former or current professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Bioethics, History, Nursing and Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University, Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and President of Intergenerational Schools International. He started at Case Western Reserve University in 1986 to develop the University Alzheimer Center. In 1999 he founded with his wife, Catherine, The Intergenerational School, a unique public multiage, community school.