UCs & USC Older Americans Month Celebration – May 27

Join us Thursday, May 27th as the UCLA Emeriti/Retirees Relations Center (ERRC) hosts this year’s celebration of Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Communities of Strength,”  recognizes the important role older adults play in fostering the connection and engagement that build strong, resilient communities.

In our California neighborhoods, older adults are emeriti, retirees, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time and experience to the benefit of our communities. This year, UCLA’s ERRC will celebrate OAM by encouraging community members to share their experiences.

The ERRC is partnering with UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and the University of Southern California for this engaging opportunity to celebrate those who are over 50 and to join in conversation and panel discussions to dispel ageism, become more inclusive and enlighten all.

The program will promote ways of engaging with older adults and networking with our retired colleagues, students and broader community.


Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM (PT)

RSVP: bit.ly/OAM-2021


Meet the moderators:


Ayesha Dixon, MSG/MPA. Director, UCLA Emeriti / Retirees Relations Center. Ayesha came to UCLA in 2019. For over ten years, she has been involved in both the private and public sector dedicated to the advocacy, civic engagement and program development in the field of aging.


Janette Brown, Ed.D. Director / Assistant Vice Provost, USC Emeriti Center & Adjunct Faculty, USC Davis School of Gerontology. Janette joined USC in 1995. She supports retirees and students focusing on intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and multicultural learning, events, programs and research. Janette managed AROHE.org for 14 years.


Cary Sweeney. Director, UC Berkeley Retirement Center. Prior to joining the Retirement Center in 2014, Cary served at UC San Francisco as Project Director of the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, and Program Manager of the NorCal Geriatric Education Center, Division of Geriatrics, and School of Medicine.