Engagement course brings together undergrads and older adults

Oct. 21, 2018

Elizabeth Glisky’s new Adult Development and Aging class this past Spring connected 20 senior undergrads with older adults in the Tucson community. The students visited with residents of retirement communities to learn about their lives. The students wrote up the life stories and published them in a book with individually-designed covers and photos, and presented them to each of their senior friends at the end of the semester. The project got rave reviews from both the students and the people they engaged with. Special thanks to graduate teaching assistant Cindy Woolverton, who looked after all the organization that was necessary to pull this off!