Upcoming Events

Center for Aging, Health and Humanities

Upcoming Events

As a 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant awardee, the George Washington University (GW) Center for Aging, Health and Humanities (CAHH) will host the inaugural, Age-Friendly Social Innovation Challenge on October 27th, 2021 from 1pm-4pm. This event is designed to bring a diverse, intergenerational group together to develop 90-second "moon shot" strategies for building the age-friendly infrastructures we will need over the next 25 years to improve the lives of all residents. This event is being held in partnership with GW Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, Georgetown University and the 5 Age-Friendly municipalities of Alexandria, Arlington, the District of Columbia, Hyattsville, and Montgomery County.


We would like to invite you to join us virtually for 2021 The Age-Friendly Social Innovation Challenge to listen to these 90-second "moon shot" pitches and learn more about how you can join us to support these innovative ideas. This virtual event is free and open to the public - no matter where you live. Please register here no later than September 17th, 2021.


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The upcoming event builds on the 2021 Age-Friendly Ecosystem Summit held in May that brought multisector regional partners together within and outside of the field of aging to share current best practices for how we can work together to create livable communities for people of all ages to live, work, and play. If you missed this event, you can check it out here in an online course for $100 and earn 10 Nursing CE Contact Hour(s) in the process. All proceeds will be contributed to the Gene Cohen Research Award to support a permanent legacy to the founding CAHH director and ensure the support of future scholars in the field of arts and the humanities. To date, we have raised over $20,000 and only need $5,000 (by December 1, 2021) more to realize this legacy.

Wed, October 20, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sponsored and led by the Fellowship in Health Policy and Media, please join GW Nursing's Dr. Melissa Batchelor as she discusses how to utilize social media to impact policy.

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Past Events

“You Completed the Study .... Now to Tell the Study Story to Improve Practice"

The “gold standard” for advancing science remains publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals; but this approach has historically resulted in a 17-year delay before research findings actually reach the public and/ or change practice. Dr. Melissa Batchelor will share insights of her professional journey as a leader and innovator in blending "gold standards" with modern strategies that have fostered rapid translation of her science to the public, practice, and policymakers. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m.

Zoom link: https://childrensnational.zoom.us/j/93630824425

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The conference will take place June 4 through June 6, 2021 online using a virtual conference platform that will allow for the full conference experience including lectures, expert panels, culinary skills-building programming and small group interactions with your colleagues.

Health meets Food is dedicated to teaching medical professionals and the communities they serve about the important connection between good health and healthy eating.

Center Director, Melissa Batchelor, will be presenting and demonstrating her handfeeding technique for people with dementia. 

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