Successful Aging
Successful Agers in Action: Makeda Cheatom
On April 21st, a curious group of UC San Diego students and professors came together to learn from this year's Wise Elder Changemakers. Each of these distinguished older adults has greatly contributed to our society and fostered change for different communities, land spaces, or movements. The panel served as a model for inspiring younger generations to create change, to celebrate the accomplishments of the Changemakers, and to initiate intergenerational connections. 

Through the series of Successful Agers in Action authored by a UCSD student Kassidy Wade, we will explore the ways in which these amazing Changemakers bolstered change for the betterment of our society.

The spotlight this week shines upon the amazing peacemaker Makeda Cheatom, a civil activist in San Diego's African-American community, founder of the WorldBeat Cultural Center in Balboa Park, creator of the Children’s EthnoBotany Peace Garden, and co-founder of Casa del Tunel in Tijuana, Mexico.
Brain capital: A new investment approach for late-life well-being
Within many societies and cultures around the world, older adults are too often undervalued and underappreciated, according to a new article. This exacerbates many key challenges that older adults may face. It also undermines the many positive aspects of late-life that are of value at both an individual and societal level. In the article, 'Investing in Late-Life Brain Capital' published in Innovation in Aging, a global team of experts proposes a new approach to elevate health and well-being by optimizing late-life brain capital.
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