Written by Michele Dinman, MPH, project coordinator at the WashU for Life Initiative, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging October 7 is Ageism Awareness Day. Led by the American Society on Aging, it is held to raise awareness of the existence and impact of ageism in our communities. The World Health Organization, in its Global […]
There is a movement to reframe aging and help us see getting older in a different way. Read about the effort in which our Harvey A. Friedman Center is involved.
For those who think President Biden is “too old” to run for another term, consider this reflection from a few WashU gerontologists.
One of the co-founders of STL Village celebrates the STL chapter’s founder on her 100th birthday.
Learn a bit of history on how PRIDE month has become a time to celebrate LGTBQ+ communities & health equality.
Learn about the statistics and preventative measures surrounding suicide among older adults.
Read this blog post about how older adults are using technology to bolster their independence.
Read a summary of the 2023 Friedman Lecture & Awards held this spring.
Written by Michele Dinman, MPH, project coordinator for the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health Happy Older Americans Month! For the past 60 years, the Administration for Community Living helps us celebrate and honor older Americans each May. This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, promotes the importance of enjoying independence […]
In this blog post, MSW student Marissa Scofield discusses how Cognitive Stimulation Therapy can provide a social outlet and improve quality of life for those living with dementia.
Read about how more older adults today are interested in working past retirement.
Learn more about suicide prevention among older adults in this blogpost by one of the students attending the course, Contemporary Perspectives on Aging.
Written by Renee Hays, MSW candidate, Brown School; student in Contemporary Perspectives on Aging The American prison population has been aging at a rapid pace throughout the twenty-first century. According to the National Institute of Corrections, between 1993 and 2013, the number of prisoners in America aged 55 and older sentenced to at least one […]
Read a perspective from a member of the Friedman Center for Aging staff, regarding how we often discriminate against ourselves as we age.
Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards on April 21 for engaging keynote speakers and panelists to learn more about innovations in mental health care for older adults.
Award nominations are being accepted for the 22nd Annual Friedman Lecture & Awards taking place on April 21. Read more about the awards and how to nominate someone for their outstanding work in the field of aging!
A participant in the “When I’m 64…” course at WashU talks about her experience.
The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging has published a background resource with everything we need to know about the topic of “ageism”, understanding it and how to confront it.
The 2022 Friedman Lecture & Awards featured keynote speaker, Patrick White and panelists presented an exciting review of the latest innovations in palliative care.
Careers in Aging Week, April 17-23 is designed to bring awareness to the wide-ranging career opportunities in the field of aging. Read one geroscientist’s point of view here.
Careers in Aging Week, April 17-23 is designed to bring awareness to the wide-ranging career opportunities in the field of aging. Read one professional’s point of view here.
Commemorating Careers in Aging week (April 17-23), read a blog post authored by WashU professor, David Balota working in aging research.
Careers in Aging Week, April 17-23 is designed to bring awareness to the wide-ranging career opportunities in the field of aging. Read one student’s point of view here.
In this blog post, Faculty Scholar and contributor to the Friedman Center for Aging, Brian Carpenter, asks some important questions about health care as we age.
The Friedman Center for Aging is releasing many new tools and presentations designed to help inform and inspire us all to educate ourselves and confront the often-overlooked issue of Ageism.
How we speak and write about aging matters. Learn more about what several national agencies say are best practices in eliminating age bias from written language.
The Friedman Center has created a series of easy-to-read resources providing key information about aging.
The 21st Annual Friedman Lecture and Awards is just ahead, and this year, in addition to a panel of experts, the event features an exciting keynote by national expert on palliative medicine, and Chief Medical Officer for BJC Hospice, Patrick White, MD. The event, “Serious Illness Care: Advances and Opportunities” will also feature three awards […]
Written by Morgan Van Vleck, MSW candidate (’22) and Masters Research Fellow in Aging at the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging As we become an increasingly aged society, it is important to understand how stereotypes and bias against both younger and older age groups functions and leads to fractures in intergenerational relationships. Ageism against […]
Written by Michele Dinman, project coordinator for the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health “She looks so good for her age”…“I was having a senior moment”…“50 is the new 30”…“Old people go there”….“You don’t look 70”… “Millennials have an inflated sense of entitlement” …“She is too young to be […]
Paresa Chowdhury, a Summer Research Program participant, discusses the insight she gained on aging and ageism while working in the PATH Lab.
Mateo Blair, a Summer Research Program- Aging and Neurological Diseases Track participant, discusses her experiences in Dr. Susan Stark’s lab.
In this blogpost written by Sophia Tu, a Summer Research Program student in the Aging & Neurological Diseases Track, studies concerning dementia and Alzheimers are discussed.
This blogpost written by Summer Research Program, Aging & Neurological Diseases Track student, Danielle Friz discusses various presentations on chronic diseases in aging adults.
The When I’m 64 course is back for Fall 2021 and helps students break down biases toward older adults and impact students’ vocational paths!
This blog post by Summer Research Program student Aja Jones assesses the connection between healthy aging and a continuous development of an individual’s purpose for life.
In this blogpost written by Summer Research Program student, Josie Wright, the COMPASS program and home modifications for stroke patients are discussed.
The multidimensional affects of aging on our population is the topic of this blogpost by Summer Research Program student, Lindsey Debosik.
October 28, 1920-May 30, 2021 Mrs. Dorismae Hacker Friedman passed away peacefully in her home, on May 30. In fall of 2007, WashU’s Center for Aging was renamed the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging in recognition of Harvey and Dorismae Friedman’s support of the center’s efforts to create an environment for fruitful cross-disciplinary research. […]
Find out about the career paths of several of WashU’s employees and where they go from here.
The Institute for Public Health & its Friedman Center for Aging welcome our new Project Coordinator, Michele Dinman.
The 2021 Friedman Lecture & Awards event is summarized.
Issues affecting older adults during the time of COVID-19 are the topic of this blogpost by guest author, Morgan Van Vleck, masters research fellow in aging.
Social media isn’t just for kids anymore. Older adults today are adeptly winding their way through the social sphere more than ever.
Content provided by Odd Couples Housing The idea of homesharing has been around for years. Around the country, various formal and informal networks for finding tenants, short-term borders, or roommates have surfaced. Instead of finding roommates through word-of-mouth or college campus flyers, now there are structured options to support homesharing, including a few options in […]
By Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD, the Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy, Brown School of Social Work and director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging On December 8, 2020, the first Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine went into the arm of a 90-year-old woman, Margaret Keenan, with the second delivered to an 81-year-old […]
by Barbara L. Finch, MLA, Alumna, Washington University in St. Louis The older adults I know are scared. In the independent living retirement community where I live, eight months of isolation because of Covid-19 is beginning to take its toll. While we are no longer “locked down” like we were during the first few months of […]
Written by Tanner Meyer, Masters Research Fellow in Aging, Class of ‘21, Friedman Center for Aging Embed from Getty Images Recap: At the start of our conversation with Barnes-Jewish Emergency Department Physician, Dr. Chris Carpenter, we asked how emergency departments are working to modify their methods of care to treat older adults. Dr. Carpenter, alongside […]
Written by Tanner Meyer, Masters Research Fellow in Aging, Class of ‘21, Friedman Center for Aging As we have written about before, ageism continues to rear its ugly head during the Coronavirus pandemic. The media has depicted older adults, ranging from age 60 to 100, as a homogeneous, frail group, destined to contract the virus. […]
Written by Emma Swinford, Natalie Galucia and Nancy Morrow-Howell Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis The American Society on Aging recently released a statement, which begins, “Age offers no immunity to racism and violence.” In fact, age often magnifies the impact of structural inequalities like racism. […]