Since 2007, COTA Queensland has been advocating for Age-friendly communities – but did you know there are also Age-friendly universities?
The University of Queensland has now begun its journey towards formally joining the Age-friendly University global network.
The AFU network consists of institutions of higher education around the globe who have endorsed the 10 AFU principles and committed themselves to becoming more age-friendly in their programs and policies. Since launching its 10 Age-friendly Principles, 50 universities in North America, Europe and Southeast Asia have formally joined the network.
UQ’s journey towards joining the network is being led by Professor Nancy Pachana, clinical Geropsychologist in the School of Psychology at UQ. Progress will be summarized on the Age-friendly University update page of the UQ Ageing Mind Initiative: ami.group.uq.edu.au/about/uq-age-friendly-university-initiative.
We will keep you posted on opportunities to contribute!