Marylhurst alumni and faculty in the music therapy program took an active role in the planning and presentation of the 2014 Western Regional American Music Therapy Association conference in Portland.
Dr. Jennifer Sasser, human sciences department chair and director of the gerontology program at Marylhurst University, will co-facilitate two webinars with Dr. Harry Moody, director of academic affairs for the American Association of Retired Persons.
The Future of Medicare:
Understanding the Issues and Implications
Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PST
This webinar promises a thoughtful, informed discussion of the difficult challenges we face as a country in reforming Medicare, with particular emphasis on issues and implications that will be important to professionals in the aging service and senior care network and to the clients and families they serve.
The New Aging Marketplace and Its Impact on Older Americans
Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PST
Americans over the age of 50 already control most of the financial assets of America and command an enormous share of consumer spending. In the next two decades, that proportion of older consumers will grow dramatically. Yet business organizations, inspired by "youth culture," have been slow to recognize this marketplace in all its complexity. In this webinar, we look at the marketplace in terms of distinctive "silver industries" that will grow in years to come: health care, financial services, retirement housing, and travel and hospitality. We look at opportunities and also at pitfalls, both for business and for older Americans themselves, as we move into this new aging marketplace.