Dr. Jeanne E. Bader, Ph. D, retired gerontology program director at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), died Monday, Sept. 20.
Prior to coming to California, she held positions at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, the University of Minnesota and the University of Oregon. Many organizations benefited from her passion, knowledge and her commitment to volunteerism, and her lifelong legacy will continue at CSULB through her establishment of the Center for Successful Aging.
The Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Willow St., will host a celebration of Bader’s life on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 2pm to 5pm. In lieu of flowers, planting a strong tree, bush or irises, or making a donation to National Public Radio or to the scholarship funds being established in her honor, are requested.