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April 16: Chesley Lecture on Aging

AARP director of academic affairs to discuss ethics and aging.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-5-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Harry Moody (pictured at right), the director of academic affairs for AARP, a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over, will discuss “Ethics and Aging: A Guided Conversation” at the eighth annual Chesley Lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Old Main Village at 301 S. 5th Street in Mankato.

Moody’s interactive presentation will provide a guided tour of ethical issues in aging. He will use a variety of tools and techniques during a two-hour luncheon event to facilitate active participant exploration and discourse of the key ethical issues for elders and for our aging society.

Cost for lunch and continuing education credit is $10 for those pre-registered by Wednesday, April 10, and $15 on the day of the event. There is no charge for students, hospice volunteers or those aged 60 and older. Call 507-389-2572 to register. On-line registration and payment by Visa, MasterCard or Discover can be completed on-line here.

Moody has a doctorate in philosophy and has taught at multiple institutions including Columbia, Hunter College, New York University, and University of California at Santa Cruz. Moody’s work has focused on multiple topics including older adult education and biomedical ethics. He has published a multitude of articles and books focused on aging. He has also held a number of other positions and previously served as co-director of the National Aging Policy Center of the National Council on Aging in Washington, D.C. For more information on Moody, visit his website at

The Chesley Lecture honors Betty Chesley, a benefactor of Minnesota State Mankato’s Center on Aging. The center provides education, applied research and resource development services for southern Minnesota’s aging network, and assists community leaders with consultation, applied research, program evaluation and resources for training and skill-building.
This lecture meets continuing education requirements for nurses, chaplains, psychologists, nursing home administrators, and social workers. (Note: This opportunity can be used toward the social work ethics requirement.)

For more information about the event, please contact Donald Ebel, assistant professor of sociology and director of both the Aging Studies Program and Chesley Center on Aging, by phone 389-5188 or by email at

Those with a disability who need reasonable accommodations to participate should contact the Office of Disability Services at least five days before the event at (507) 389-2825 (V/TTD), (800) 627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD).

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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