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Mar 06 2010

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Assisted living assists whom?

Filed under AGHE conference 2010

Harvey L. Stearns, director and senior fellow of the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology at the University of Akron, was part of a discussion of the Role of Higher Education in Health Care Reform at the annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education March 4-7 in Reno.

As part of his remarks he shared this pithy observation from his father-in-law upon entering an assisted-living facility:

“I understand what assisted living is all about. I’m assiting these people to have a job.”

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