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International Day of Older Persons 2019

October 1, 2019, 10:00 am - 8:30 pm PDT

The Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is leading the charge in raising awareness of this celebratory day by hosting events in 6 locations around campus. We have a full range of events celebrating research, impact, academia and community service. Join us for the centerpiece event on McCarthy quad, which will feature a rotating set of entertainment and engagement opportunities throughout the day.

Visitors can win prizes at each location: McCarthy Quad, USC Bookstore, Trousdale and Gerontology Courtyard.

Visit all four locations and complete our travel card to be entered in a raffle for an Amazon gift card! Plus, enjoy food trucks (with free In-N-Out & Amazebowls) at McCarthy Quad.


Program Schedule


Doheny Memorial Library DML 121

Promoting the Learning Journey
Center for Excellence in Teaching presents an interactive workshop about engaging older adults online and in the classroom

Pre-register at

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Gerontology (GER) Courtyard

Meet with researchers and see the exciting work that is happening in the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Outside the Bookstore

Meet the Student Gerontology Association and see the fantastic engagement opportunities available both in the university and the wider community

Trousdale Parkway 

Meet the staff and learn about the courses offered in Gerontology

In the McCarthy Quad we have a marquee all day with rotating activities to get involved in:

11am – 12pm: Student debate
Hear student discussions regarding aging populations

12pm – 1pm: Music hour
Older adult community group performances with interactive sessions.
Music Mends Minds ft. the 5th Dementia • 5 Gossips & a Bassoon

1pm – 2pm: Networking event
Connect with people from different careers and backgrounds

2pm – 3pm: Movement & mindfulness
Older person led activity sessions to get involved with
Yoga with Krystal Walden • Tap dancing by the Snappy Tappers • Tai Chi with Diane Medskeer

3pm – 4pm: Craft for your community
Create handy crafts with the USC Alumni Association

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(film screening)

In the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC we have:

Closing reception
Food and drinks with participants, organizers and supporters of the International Day of Older Persons

Film Screening and closing remarks


October 1, 2019
10:00 am - 8:30 pm PDT


The University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States + Google Map
(213) 740-2311
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