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Cuban Collaboration “Population aging has advanced quickly in Cuba and is becoming a significant challenge. The life expectancy in Cuba is now 78 – similar to the U.S. By 2030, almost one out of four Cubans will be aged 65+. It was wonderful to have a chance to see firsthand what life is like for these older Cubans, and I hope we’ll have opportunities to pursue collaborative efforts to meet their needs for gerontology education and training.”

UNCW faculty and staff visited Cuba over the summer to explore opportunities for collaboration in gerontology education and training. Pictured above (l to r): Heather Lang, Kara Pike Inman, Laurie Badzek, Andrea Jones, Robin Cunningham, Anne Glass, Nancy Ahern, Susan Marshall, Charles Hardy, Diane Parker, Bianca Villasante (tour guide), Sandy O’Donnell.

– Anne Glass, gerontology professor and program coordinator

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