Aging Appreciation Week

Event at the University of Nevada, Reno

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THANK YOU! To all those who participated in any of our Aging Appreciation Week activities this week, thank you!

Join us to explore the joy, the challenges and the multifaceted aspects of aging today, during a week of free events on the UNR campus. Sponsored by the University Gerontology Academic Program and Sanford Center for Aging. All events open to the public!

Registration is required for all events. Please register for free here. 

Monday, April 3, 5-7 p.m. JCSU Theatre

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2nd Annual AGEx (Applied Gerontology Experience)

A TEDx-inspired event to create appreciation and awareness of aging through a multifaceted lens. Four speakers will share their experience with aging, followed by an audience Q-and-A session and reception open to all. This event kicks off our Aging Appreciation Week events!

Agex Speakers:

  • Marc Garber, KUNR Morning Edition Host
  • Dr. Kelley Urionaguena
  • Denise Lampron
  • Sy Ogulnick

Event Agenda:

  • Welcome by Director, Gerontology Academic Program
  • Presentations (minimum 10 minutes, maximum 15 minutes)
  • Audience Q & A
  • Reception immediately following

The event will be live-streamed on YouTube. Questions?

Registration is required for all events. Please register for free here. 

Wednesday, April 5, 4-6 p.m. Zoom

Disrupt Aging Classroom

Encounter thought-provoking ways of looking at aging and explore society's perceptions of older adults. The program challenges people to discuss demographic trends, ageism, and their personal and professional stakes related to aging.

Facilitators: Patti Swager, M.Ed., director of the Nevada Geriatric Education Center (NGEC), and Natalie Mazzullo, M.Ed., healthy aging coordinator, Extension. Disrupt Aging is an AARP program presented through a collaboration between NGEC and University Extension. 


Registration is required for all events. Please register for free here. 

Be outstanding in your field  -  study aging!

There is a significant demand in the workplace for aging-informed individuals. Health care, social services, public health, nutrition, business, journalism, law, engineering, architecture, government affairs, as well as recreation and leisure services, are just a few fields in which aging expertise (Gerontology) is frequently desired. Learn more about UNR's Gerontology Academic Program at

Aging Appreciation Week is sponsored by the UNR Sanford Center for Aging and the Gerontology Academic Program. 

QUESTIONS: Email or call (775) 784-6824.