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Gray for A Day

Filed Under: 4-H

This is a simulation experience that utilizes an empathic approach to educate individuals on the age-related sensory and functional challenges that some older adults might face.

Target Audience(s):

Health Sciences students, health professionals, emerging caregivers, and individuals in the “sandwich” generation


Participants will:

  • Understand how the senses and functional abilities can decline with age,
  • Understand the influence of sensory and functional decline on daily life,
  • Understand how taking steps to improve or maintain your health now will contribute to sensory and functional well-being in the future,
  • Experience age-related sensory and functional decline,
  • Be encouraged to develop the skills necessary to effectively interact with someone who may be experiencing age-related sensory and functional difficulties, and
  • Be encouraged to develop the skills necessary to support someone experiencing an age-related sensory and functional decline.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 1 – 6

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 1 – 6

Program Delivery:

  • Workshop

Primary Contact:

David Buys,


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Associate Professor
State Health Specialist