Årsrika Göteborg 400: The Joy of Intergenerational Learning
This seminar will frame possibilities for people to live and learn in a multigenerational environment across their lifespan. In English
Anne Doyle was most recently the President of Lasell Village, and Vice President of Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts. For the last nearly eight years, Anne has led this intergenerational retirement community, the first in the United States, where older residents enroll in 450 hours per year of education and related engagement and physical activities.
Anne’s career has spanned positions in government, consulting, healthcare, and AgeTech. Anne has a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in business, and was a Fulbright scholar at the Institute for Gerontology in Jonkoping, and in Stockholm, where she researched old age care options. Anne has held Board positions for organizations supporting aging services, cancer research, women’s leadership, and has been an elected member of her Town’s School Board.
This session will frame possibilities for people to live and learn in a multigenerational environment across their lifespan. Learn from a case study about operational and programmatic partnerships between a university and a senior living community in the United States where 265 seniors, ages 65 to 103, and 1,000 undergraduates, ages 17 to 26, live and learn on an Age-Friendly designated university campus.
The community provides a continuum of healthcare, including home care, supported living, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing, designed to support residents’ continued learning and engagement. The session will explore the applicability of developing intergenerational models globally. Research, including by researchers in Sweden, underscores the positive impact that socialization and a growth mindset have on health and wellbeing of older adults.
Join Anne in a session designed to think differently about intergenerational living and learning.
The seminar is part of the Årsrika Gothenburg 400 – a jubilee festival