From June 5 to 7 the first summer session of Senior
University was held on the Newman campus. Senior University
is geared for adults 55 and older who are active, engaged
and interested in expanding their knowledge on a variety of
subjects. The event was a great success with 45 attendees,
4 of which were 85 or older and some traveling from
distances as far as Iowa, according to Associate Professor
of Social Work, Sue Gardner, Ph.D., LMSW.
"Research has shown that a part of positive aging is not
only eating healthy and exercising but also
stimulating the brain," said Gardner. "The purpose of
Senior University was to provide a socially and
intellectually stimulating event for older adults".
This summer session was made possible by the collaborative
effort of the Aging & Wellness Coalition of Sedgwick County
and the Newman University School of Social Work.