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NIA's Hodes: "This is an extremely difficult time in aging research"

posted Wed, Feb 25, 2015   by National Institute on Aging

In the "Inside NIA" blog, director Richard Hodes writes, "This is an extremely difficult time in aging research, among the most challenging since I came to the NIA in 1993."

AARP on #GenTogether: Intergenerational selfies w. a purpose

posted Tue, Feb 24, 2015

AARP Notebook blog post by Laura Hahn explores the power of intergenerational selfies, featuring GIA's #GenTogether campaign and AGEUK's #NotByMySelfie campaign. "...we’re better together, in the company of generations before and after us, which is why I can’t get enough of these selfies."

WSJ: The Economic Argument for More Aid to the Elderly Poor

posted Wed, Feb 18, 2015   by The Wall Street Journal

Poor seniors are expensive, writes Karen D. Lincoln, associate professor in the USC School of Social Work, director of the USC Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work, and senior scientist at the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the University of Southern California, in the Wall Street Journal. But can policies that benefit the poor also benefit those who are better off?

HuffPost: How Reducing Social Isolation Protects Older Adults

posted Wed, Feb 11, 2015   by The Huffington Post

"I get by with a little help from my friends." When John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote that line on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, they were on to something big: the fact that social isolation is a social determinant of health, so potent yet so under-appreciated that we are still discovering just how important it is to this day. What we now know is that lonely hearts are hearts at risk, because social isolation is a killer. Specifically, social isolation is associated with, and a powerful predictor of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, institutionalization, stroke, re-hospitalization, depression, and increased risk of suicide, just to name a few.

John A. Hartford Foundation names Terry Fulmer new president

posted Mon, Feb 9, 2015   by John A. Hartford Foundation website

Following a national search, the John A. Hartford Foundation today announced that Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, University Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, will become its new President. Dr. Fulmer, who is also Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern, succeeds Corinne H. Rieder, EdD, who has led the Foundation since 1997 and who announced her retirement last summer. Fulmer will officially join Hartford this May.

GIA's #GenTogether age-friendly photo contest under way!

posted Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Please enter #GenTogether, an intergenerational selfie photo campaign and contest from Community AGEnda. Share this with your friends and grantees - a selfie (or a non-selfie with people or more than one generation in it) is a simple thing to take and provides a fun point of intergenerational connection. Touch the life of an older (or a younger) person! Then post the photo to GIA's Facebook page, Tweet it to #GenTogether or email it to selfie@GIAging.org.


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