May 19: Faculty member Jack Rowe to speak on Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society

May 19, 2016  The Columbia Aging Center’s John W. Rowe, MD, will speak in Greenwich in celebration of Older Americans Month. He will be the featured speaker for the Inaugural Signature Lecture Series on Aging presented by the Greenwich Commission on Aging.

In addition ot his faculty position at the Columbia Aging Center, Jack is the Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging at the Mailman School of Public Health. He will be the featured speaker for this Inaugural Signature Lecture Series on Aging on May 19, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Rowe will address how dramatic increases in life expectancy and aging raise the question of how best to re-engineer America’s core societal institutions, such as education, work, retirement, leisure and health care to assure that society can support the future elderly population.

Dr. Rowe is the former chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., and previously served as president and CEO of Mount Sinai NYU Health. Earlier, he was professor of Medicine and founding director of the Division on Aging at the Harvard Medical School.  He leads the MacArthur Foundation's Network on An Aging Society.

For information about this event or to register, please visit:http://www.greenwichct.org/upload/medialibrary/fe7/John-Rowe-Signature-Lecture-Flyer-r.pdf