Older Americans Month

Americans are living longer, working longer, and trying more new things. But most of all, older Americans are taking charge of their own wellness, focusing on personal independence and advocating for themselves more than ever before. At this thought-provoking Older Americans Month event, you'll learn common myths and misconceptions about aging and explore some real-world examples of people who are embracing it to ensure a happier old age.

Katherine Im has been a UMGC faculty member since 2005 and serves as the faculty advisor for Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society for the social sciences, as well Sigma Phi Omega, the national professional and honor society for gerontology. She is also on the board of the Maryland Consortium for Adjunct Professional Development.

Im has more than 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, both as a clinician and as a research associate. Before joining UMGC, she worked at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her academic interests are in the interdisciplinary study of issues related to aging, gender, social inequity, and health. She earned a master’s degree in clinical/community psychology from University of Maryland, College Park and is currently a doctoral candidate in gerontology at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for this free presentation on Friday, May 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at the UMGC Academic Center at Largo Auditorium. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, so please register early.

If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact Accessibility Services at accessibilityservices@umuc.edu or 240-684-2287. Please allow a minimum of 72 hours before the event to arrange the accommodation.