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October 1, 2008

You Say You Want a Revolution?

CONTACT:
Kavan Peterson

Office: 410-455-1896
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BALTIMORE -- The Erickson School at UMBC launched its gateway undergraduate course this fall -- Aging 100, You Say You Want a Revolution? How Baby Boomers are Revolutionizing Aging.

This groundbreaking course, designed by internationally-renowned aging experts Dr. Bill Thomas and Dr. Judah Ronch, examines how a graying Baby Boom generation will reshape aging in America.

Streaming all lectures in live video with music, art and history, the interdisciplinary course will call on experts from multiple disciplines to help students analyze the future of aging by understanding their own place in history. Guest speakers will share first hand experiences from the cvil rights movement, the culture revolution and the birth of environmentalism.

Just as the baby boom generation reshaped youth culture in the 1960s, spurred construction of new schools and an explosion of new products, Thomas and Ronch believe Boomers are poised to have an even greater impact as they age into the largest demographic group of older adults in human history. In coming decades, boomers will demand innovation in housing, health care and products designed for older adults.

"The entrepreneurs and leaders who meet the needs of this aging revolution in are sitting in our classrooms today," Thomas said.

Posted by kavan at October 1, 2008 10:47 AM