In this workshop, participants will:
- Explore how elderhood has been constructed based on the institutionalization of retirement as a life stage.
- Discuss how the opportunities and taks of elderhood differ from adulthood.
- Identify ways to reframe and reimagine elderhood.
- Recognize how a deeper understanding of elderhood can support ethical practice in behavioral health.
About the Speaker
Jenny Inker teaches and conducts research in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health Professions Department of Gerontology. Her research interests include elderhood and disrupting ageism in healthcare and long-term care. A gerontologist, licensed assisted living facility administrator, and experienced leader in senior living and affordable housing environments, Jenny holds an MS in strategic management and housing from the University of Wales (Cardiff), an MBA from George Washington University, and a masters in gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She expects to receive her PhD in gerontology from the VCU School of Allied Health in 2018.