Dr. Linda P. Fried, a geriatrician, Dean of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a member of ReServe Board of Directors, talks to New York Times about her groundbreaking work on aging and being an ‘aging society.’
Dr. Fried’s work has centered around identifying and treating frailty as well as researching ways in which to delay the onset or reduce the affects of frailty. She says that remaining active and civic-minded can go a long way to keeping the body physically fit and preserving muscle mass. Dr. Fried and Marc Freedman of Civic Ventures, co-founded Experience Corps in an effort to serve a dual purpose: engaging older adults for work that has a societal benefit.
In the video accompanying the New York Times article, Dr Fried said, “Part of a successful transition to being an aging society is to create new unanticipated roles through which older adults can stay engaged in ways that are deeply meaningful for them and make a profound difference for society.” ReServe’s mission provides older adult professionals part-time opportunities in which they can benefit their communities while earning a stipend.