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Innovations in Healthy Aging Lecture Series

We are pleased to announce a lecture series that features prominent scholars from the University of Arizona and beyond speaking about topics related to aging.

Each lecture is free and open to the public. The lectures are presented in a hybrid format, online via Zoom, and in person at the Health Sciences Innovation Building on the University of Arizona campus. Recordings of the lectures will be available on the Innovations in Healthy Aging website for later viewing.

February 22, 2023 5:30pm to 6:30pm
In person and livestreamed

In this lecture, Dr. Laura Howard discusses the ethics of aging, addressing important philosophical questions surrounding age and ‘ageism’: What are the beliefs and concepts about time and aging that fuel negative attitudes and behaviors toward aging adults? What, if any, obligations should society have for taking care of an aging population? Is living longer living better? What are the moral considerations for using technology to extend the human life span by many, many years?

Laura M. Howard, PhD is a Professor of Practice at James E. Rogers College of Law, Bioethics faculty at Phoenix College of Medicine, and a retired Associate Professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona. Howard’s area of specialty is in normative and applied ethics, and she teaches courses covering topics in medical ethics, regulation and ethics for healthcare professionals, aging, and social justice. Her current scholarship interests involve environmental health ethics.

Aging and the Arts

The Aging and the Arts program at the University of Arizona uses poetry, music, dance, visual arts, guided movement and more to promote healthy aging. Our events are for older adults as well as health care workers, researchers and others interested in how the humanities can promote greater well-being for an aging population.

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