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Disrupt Aging Classroom

Disrupt Aging Classroom is a two-hour, interactive curriculum that challenges students to examine their aging perceptions and think about how the growing aging population is relevant to their personal lives and future careers.

The Disrupt Aging Classroom curriculum is presented by AARP volunteer facilitators, who are trained extensively on the content and effective delivery. Facilitators can present either in the classroom or virtually through a live-video presentation. The curriculum complements any course of study and can be presented across disciplines at university campuses.

Disrupt Aging Classroom’s curriculum is offered at no cost to higher education institutions.

Ready to bring Disrupt Aging Classroom to your campus? Click here to complete our short interest form. We’ll get back with you soon to schedule!

    

Disrupt Aging Classroom Learning Objectives

The curriculum covers five themes and includes interactive activities:

  • Describes demographic trends in aging.
  • Defines and discusses examples of ageism.
  • Recognizes older adults as multi-dimensional individuals.
  • Examines your personal stake in the aging trend.
  • Identifies opportunities stemming from the aging trend.

Expansion Plans + Volunteer Opportunities

We're actively recruiting new volunteers who are interested in becoming a certified Disrupt Aging Classroom facilitator. Click here to read the facilitator job description.

To find out about upcoming training opportunities, please email Melinda Alter at malter@aarp.org.

Additional Resources

The following resources provide more details about Disrupt Aging Classroom and the case for age-inclusivity on campuses – feel free to share with others, including outside AARP!

Disrupt Aging Classroom Overview Handout

Refer to this at-a-glance handout for an overview of Disrupt Aging Classroom, its results and testimonials.

Overview Handout

Disrupt Aging Classroom Faculty Toolkit

Use this guide as a reference tool to help university leaders and stakeholders recognize the value of bringing Disrupt Aging Classroom to their campus. Case studies and firsthand testimonials help illustrate the program’s benefits.

Faculty Toolkit

What’s Hot Publication

Read the What’s Hot publication distributed by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) to better understand the case for age-inclusivity at university campuses nationwide. What’s Hot also offers several case studies, including one on Disrupt Aging Classroom, and background on the Age-friendly University (AFU) movement.

What's Hot Publication