|More than 25 area teachers, HSC faculty and Positively Aging® staff thanked the San Antonio Area Foundation for its continued support. “I have been teaching reading for 10 years and have looked at all 12 units of the Positively Aging® curriculum,” said Fran Cohen (far right), in a spontaneous presentation to guests of the Positively Aging® reception. “This curriculum is so solid, I am going to encourage all the teachers at my school to use it in many different ways.” Cohen teaches 6th-grade reading at Nimitz Middle School in the Northeast School District. |
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The Aging Research and Education Center’s (AREC) Stealth Gerontology™ program shows teachers how to “sneak” aging examples into everyday education.
But AREC wouldn’t let its annual teacher in-service slip away without clearly showing appreciation to the people who made it possible.
On Aug. 2, the Positively Aging® staff hosted a reception thanking the San Antonio Area Foundation for the generous $25,000 in funding that supported the Stealth Gerontology™ program over the past two summers.
|Positively Aging® education specialist Linda Pruski presents (L-R) Lissa Martinez, Lydia Rodriguez and (not pictured) Reggie Williams, of the San Antonio Area Foundation, with a plaque of appreciation. “It is our pleasure to be here,” Williams said. “Instead of receiving thanks, we would like to thank you for being the geniuses that you are and for doing the work you do.” Williams is the executive director of the San Antonio Area Foundation. |
The Stealth Gerontology™ program is now in its fifth year. It teaches educators to incorporate the Positively Aging® curriculum into the classroom. Positively Aging® is an interdisciplinary program designed to teach children to make healthy life choices while stimulating their interest in science.
For more information about the Positively Aging® program, visit positivelyaging.uthscsa.edu
For more information about the San Antonio Area Foundation, visit www.saafdn.org/