USF Hosts a Visit from Florida Secretary of Elder Affairs

Florida Secretary of Elder Affairs Prudom

The USF School of Aging Studies & Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging were honored to have Florida Secretary of Elder Affairs Richard Prudom present a Distinguished Policy Lecture on Friday, September 27, 2019.  Secretary Prudom discussed recent steps taken by Governor Ron DeSantis to prioritize treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, and cognitive decline, and shared his own vision of Florida as an age-friendly state. Following a lively discussion of the role USF students, researchers, and community partners have in helping to create livable communities for older adults, Florida Policy Center on Aging Director Kathryn Hyer, PhD (joined by School of Aging Studies Director Ross Andel, PhD and USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen) recognized Secretary Prudom for his outstanding leadership on behalf of Florida’s older adults.