Virtual U: Pathways to Living in an Age-Inclusive Society, JUNE 8, 2021 2-4 PM, ET|1-3 PM CT| 12-2 PM MT| 11-1 PM PT


Quinnipiac University, AARP CT & Masonicare collaborate to bring universities and communities together for conversation and information in the space of age-inclusivity. The 3rd year of this annual effort, the theme, Pathways to Living in an Age-Inclusive Society offers you a virtual journey with us around the globe as we explore communities near and far, learning their approach to creating societies for everyone at any age and any stage.

This is a live event that will not be recorded. Certificates of Attendance issued to those who register and attend event.  Professional credits available for consideration from CT-NASW and other professional organizations. Zoom offers a video/virtual option and also a phone option.

Featured Conversations & Speakers

International Keynote: Dublin City University-Global Age-friendly University Network

Christine O’Kelly, Coordinator of the Age-Friendly University Global Network, Dublin City University

Nationwide Panel: Representatives from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and its Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

Moderator: Joann M. Montepare, MA, PhD, AGHEF, GSAF, Director, RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies, Professor of Psychology, Lasell University


  • Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, PhD, AGHEF, GSAF, AGSF, NAOMEF, Professor & Director, Geriatrics Research, Director, U-ExCEL~Older Adult Fitness Program, Division of Geriatrics, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Judith L. Howe, PhD, AGHEF, GSAF, MPA Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Associate Director/Education and Evaluation and Deputy Director, VISN 2 Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Bronx VAMC
  • Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD, GSAF, Faculty at George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professorship

Local Conversation: Age-Inclusive champions representing four universities in CT dialogue about their experience, ideas and vision of being an Age-friendly University.


  • Carrie Andreoletti, PhD, FAGHE, Professor of Psychological Science, Gerontology Program Coordinator, Central Connecticut State University
  • Nicole Fidanza, OTD, OTR/L, Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University, School of Health Sciences, CT.
  • Lisa L. Fanelli, OTD, OTR/L, Associate Professor, Program Director for Health Sciences at the University of Saint Joseph, CT
  • Claudia Oakes, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of the Health Science Program at the University of Hartford, CT