Older Americans Month: Powered by connection

May is Older American’s Month! Find out more about tips for engaging in meaningful relationships and social connections, which have proven to improve our mental, physical and emotional well-being as we age.

Center works to end Ageism, commemorates Ageism Awareness Day, October 7

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 […]

The curse of knowledge: Bridging the knowledge gap

Read a perspective of her Summer Research Program – Aging & Neurological Diseases track experience from a member of the cohort along with her work on the “Spatial Navigation Experiences and Abilities” project.

Lessons in Alzheimer’s disease

Read a perspective on Alzheimer’s disease from a student in the Summer Research Program – Aging & Neurological Diseases track.

Older Americans Month: Aging Unbound

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 […]

Suicide prevention among older adults

Learn more about suicide prevention among older adults in this blogpost by one of the students attending the course, Contemporary Perspectives on Aging.

The aging prison population: A rapidly growing issue

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 […]

A lesson in successful aging

Successful aging can be achieved through patient-focused care, according to this student in the Summer Research Program-Aging & Neurological Diseases Track.

Learning new skills

Read reflections on her program experience from a student in the Summer Research Program-Aging & Neurological Diseases Track.

The longest day

Learn more about the DRIVES Project in this blog post by a student in the Summer Research Program – Aging & Neurological Diseases Track.

Gaining perspective on aging

Learn more about stroke neurology and other physician perspectives on neurological diseases in this blog post by a student in the Summer Research Program – Aging & Neurological Diseases Track.

The halfway point of an exciting summer

A student participating in the Summer Research Program – Aging & Neurological Diseases Track discusses her work with the Stark Lab at WashU.

An afternoon as an older adult

See through the eyes of an older adult with macular degeneration in this blog post by a participant in the Summer Research Program-Aging & Neurological Diseases Track.

Getting started in the Summer Research Program

Find out what’s happening with students in the Summer Research Program-Aging & Neurological Diseases Track in this blog post from a participating student.

Celebrating aging!

Read more about resources and tips for helping older adults celebrate Older Americans Month!

A Geroscientist’s perspective on Careers in Aging

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.

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

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.