Institute on Aging

Published: October 20th, 1999

Category: Memos

Jeff Dwyer, Director Robin West, Associate Director

To address the many challenges faced by the state’s increasing elderly population — such as the threat of Alzheimer’s disease, the rising cost of prescriptions, and inaccurate public perceptions of the aged — the University of Florida has established a new Institute on Aging.

The first public event sponsored by the Institute is a breakfast meeting next Tuesday morning, October 26, at 7:30 am in the Reitz Union room 235. The breakfast is cosponsored and funded by the Center for Gerontological Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

The purpose of the breakfast is to encourage networking among faculty associates of the Institute and other interested members of the UF community. In addition, plans for Institute activities during the coming year will be presented by Jeff Dwyer, director of the Institute on Aging and professor in health policy and epidemiology, and Robin West, associate director and associate professor of psychology.

If you would like to know more about UF’s aging programs and plans for the future, join the Institute faculty and friends for breakfast, in the Reitz Union on October 26 at 7:30 am. Please contact Betty Goodson (392-2116, to reserve a place.

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