The following materials on aging topics were produced by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging.

Older Adults and Mental Health

Issue Brief 8 | June 2023
Updated September 2023

This brief, developed by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, discusses how aging effects mental health, barriers to mental health services for older adults, and the steps you can take to take care of your mental health.

Caregiving: Providing informal care to a friend or family member

Issue Brief 7 | May 2023
Updated September 2023

This brief, developed by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, discusses informal and paid in-home caregivers, how to help caregivers to provide the best care, and how caregivers can take care of themselves.

Preventing, Delaying, and Managing Chronic Disease

Issue Brief 6 | October 2022
Updated September 2023

Living longer into the human life span has increased our chances of developing one or more chronic diseases. This brief, developed by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, addresses what we can do to prevent, delay, and manage chronic disease in our communities and as individuals.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Effects on Older People

Issue Brief 5 | June 2023
Updated September 2023

This brief, developed by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, discusses the aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic unique to the older population. While COVID-19 cases have been equal among different age groups, older people experienced a greater number of hospitalizations and deaths compared to younger people.

Understanding & Confronting Ageism

Background Paper | March 2022

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging developed this background paper to provide foundational information and resources to reduce ageism in institutions of higher education and in the communities that they are located.

Age Inclusive Language Guidelines

Presentation | February 2022

This resource from the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging provides best practices for age inclusive language.

Housing Options as we Age

Issue Brief 4 | January 2022
Updated September 2023

This brief from the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging examines the importance of housing as we age and the options available to us.

Ageism: How it Affects us all

Infographic | January 2022 

This infographic was created by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging to illustrate the types of ageism, its effects and what can be done to combat it.

Living Longer, Working Longer

Issue Brief 2 | January 2022
Updated September 2023

This brief from the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging explores why working as we age matters and what options are available.

Driving and Beyond

Issue Brief 3 | January 2022
Updated September 2023

Produced by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, this brief discusses driving as we age and resources that offer alternatives to driving.