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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.
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 bit.ly/usc-idop
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
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
In the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC we have:
Food and drinks with participants, organizers and supporters of the International Day of Older Persons
Film Screening and closing remarks