Washington University in St. Louis has joined the Age Friendly University Global Network, a group of 42 higher education institutions around the globe that have committed to meeting the personal, educational and career needs of older adults.

Washington University has many programs and resources for adults of all ages, including the  Lifelong Learning Institute, programming through University College and the Next Move Program at the Brown School.

Nancy Morrow-Howell, the Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy at the Brown School and director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health, has helped launch a new initiative called Washington University for Life. Through collaboration with schools, departments, and institutes across the university, the program aims to:

  • expand opportunities for education throughout life.
  • build the skills of faculty, staff and students to work in multigenerational environments.
  • for older adults, ease transitions between jobs and into retirement.
  • through research, increase knowledge about multigenerational education, age stereotyping in academia and longer-life pathways for learning