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OLLI offers free film series, history talks, and more to warm up the winter

 Second annual winter session of online programs keeps older adults connected and engaged through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston Enjoy seven weekly films that look at a wide variety of family dynamics, with discussion sessions afterward, from… Continue Reading →

“Older Adults and COVID-19: Implications for Aging Policy and Practice”

New webinar explores the impact of the pandemic on older adults View the full slide set here, and a video recording from the 2.5 hour webinar is available here. Edward Alan Miller, Gerontology Department Professor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation with Jim Wessler of the Alzheimer’s Association

Some of the challenges faced by people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families can be found in a doctor’s office or a hospital. Large numbers of people affected are not diagnosed or, in some cases, not told of the diagnosis…. Continue Reading →

Gerontology’s Kathrin Boerner to Represent Boston Campus at UMass Faculty Speaker Series

Gerontology associate professor Kathrin Boerner will represent the UMass Boston campus this week at the annual University of Massachusetts Faculty Speaker Series in Florida, describing her ongoing research into the relationship between children and their surviving parents later in life…. Continue Reading →

UMass Gerontology Video: Professor Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Susan Krauss Whitbourne kicked off the University of Massachusetts Boston Gerontology spring speaker’s series Jan. 29 with a presentation on the psychosocial development of subjects over a span of four decades. Whitbourne is an adjunct professor of Gerontology at UMass… Continue Reading →

UMass Boston Gerontology Building Academic Relationships in China

UMass Boston Gerontology professors Jeffrey Burr and Jan Mutchler delivered presentations at a conference hosted by China’s Remin University and other organizations early in December. That was not especially big news. But their speeches, as well as social events organized around the… Continue Reading →

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