The AgeWell Collaboratory promotes undergraduate, graduate and professional development education around aging issues. Currently, the College of Nursing and Health Professions offers courses and degrees focusing on the older adult population such as Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. We are developing AgeWell continuing education modules to increase competencies and build capacity for healthcare professionals working with older adults.
The Daylight Café is a new memory café that faculty members, Dana C. Kemery, EdD, MaryKay Maley, DNP, Natasha Goldstein-Levitas, MA, BC-DMT, from the College of Nursing and Health Professions, developed to provide a nonmedical, social support environment for people affected by cognitive impairments and their care partners. This sustainable resource at the College’s Community Wellness HUB in the center of the Mantua and Powelton Village communities will continue the work being done at CNHP to support aging in place, which includes creating and implementing interventions for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
The Daylight Café is open on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Programs offered will include social engagement incorporating dance and movement activities, music and art appreciation, crafts and animal-assisted activities. For more information e-mail Daylightcafe@Drexel.edu.