Due at 10pm on Tuesday, February 6th

Laura Poskin, MPSG, is a local gerontologist who will be our guest in Class 7 (Wednesday, February 7th).

To help prepare for our conversation with Ms. Poskin, please read this recent Public Source feature about older people living in Allegheny County: https://www.publicsource.org/how-seniors-in-allegheny-county-combat-social-isolation/.

Once you’ve read the article, use Canvas to submit at least two brief questions you are interested in asking Ms. Poskin, addressing:

  • her own professional journey into the world of gerontology, or
  • otherwise pertaining to her professional practice, or
  • the state of the aging population in Allegheny County, or
  • any other relevant matter you’d like to learn about from her.

In addition, flip through the Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh Action Plan 2017–2020. You do not need to read this document cover to cover, but be sure to read pp. 35–37, which are especially relevant to our work in this class.