Falls are a serious health risk for older adults. The Participation, Environment, and Performance Laboratory works to lessen the risk and incidence of falls, allowing older adults to successfully “age in place” in their own homes.
On April 22, 2015, the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University recognized three individuals for their service to older adults in St. Louis at the center’s annual lecture.
Nancy Morrow-Howell, the director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, was recently profiled in the Washington University Record, and discussed her work in aging research, the impact of the field, her background, and her current perspectives.
The 2015 Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults is newly offered to anyone within the St. Louis Metro region who has made outstanding contributions in service to older adults.
In 2014, Washington University announced it was partnering with the National University of Singapore to establish the Next Age Institute, an international collaboration to design, study, and test social innovations.
A network developing along the I-70 corridor in Missouri and Kansas will facilitate research and teaching teams on topics related to aging.
The Gerontological Society of America’s 67th Annual Scientific Meeting brings many of Washington University in St. Louis’ researchers in aging together in Washington, D.C.