From June 5 to 7 the first summer session of Senior University was held on the Newman campus. Senior University is geared for adults 55 and older who are active, engaged and interested in expanding their knowledge on a variety of subjects. The event was a great success with 45 attendees, 4 of which were 85 or older and some traveling from distances as far as Iowa, according to Associate Professor of Social Work, Sue Gardner, Ph.D., LMSW.
“Research has shown that a part of positive aging is not only eating healthy and exercising but also stimulating the brain,” said Gardner. “The purpose of Senior University was to provide a socially and intellectually stimulating event for older adults”.
This summer session was made possible by the collaborative effort of the Aging & Wellness Coalition of Sedgwick County and the Newman University School of Social Work.