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The Interdisciplinary Student Community-Oriented Prevention Enhancement Service (ISCOPES) is a year-long program in which students from across the Health disciplines come together in teams to work with a community partner organization, in order to provide a wide range of health-related services in Washington, DC . The program provides a learning experience as well as an opportunity for students to give back to their local community.
Dr. Beverly K. Lunsford, is an Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, GW and one of the ISCOPES team for the 2012-2013 academic year. Dr. Lunsford’s ISCOPES team is working with Sibley Plaza, a living community for disabled and older adults, to implement a Senior Wellness Learning Community to learn more about developing and adapting workshops for seniors, as well as exploring the intersection of poverty, geriatrics and the humanities. The students' work enhances quality of life for low income seniors, and helps maximize the potential of older adults.
This program embodies the vision of the late Dr. Cohen, founding director of The Center, who championed programs that strive to develop and build intergenerational creativity and collaboration. The awareness that there is no age limit to tapping human potential affects not only how we view and prepare for our own future development, but it also influences how society nurtures and benefits from its older human resources.
For more information, please visit ISCOPES.