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Pension Action Center’s fraud summit educates attendees on fighting prevalent fraud and scams

More than 250 guests attended a “Summit to Fight Fraud” organized by the Gerontology Institute’s Pension Action Center at UMass Boston on March 19, 2024. The event, sponsored by Investor Protection Trust and co-presented by the Massachusetts Securities Division, featured… Continue Reading →

Justice in Aging creates fellowship with LTSS Center to focus on data and equity

Justice in Aging, a national legal advocacy nonprofit that fights senior poverty through law, has formed an innovative partnership with the Gerontology Institute’s LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston to support research while enhancing the nonprofit’s capacity to interpret data. The… Continue Reading →

Gerontology names Stokes, Song directors of graduate and undergraduate programs

The UMass Boston Department of Gerontology has named Jeffrey Stokes, PhD, assistant professor of gerontology and current director of the undergraduate aging studies program, as the graduate program director, overseeing the gerontology doctoral program. A quantitative sociologist, Stokes joined the… Continue Reading →

PhD student gains ‘invaluable’ experience helping COA win 2 grants

Like many who enter the gerontology field, Brittany McFeeley was drawn to studying aging because of a personal experience: As a child, she watched her grandmother suffer with Alzheimer’s disease. She is passionate about research, specifically any studies that build… Continue Reading →

Raad Alsowayigh joins Pension Action Center

Raad Alsowayigh has joined the Pension Action Center (PAC) as its legal clerk, responsible for managing the client caseload and supervising the undergraduate interns who staff the center’s help line. Alsowayigh (his name is pronounced Rod Also-way-egh) graduated in May… Continue Reading →

UMass Boston Gerontology well represented at national meeting

UMass Boston gerontology graduate students along with faculty and staff members delivered more than 60 presentations and posters at the 2023 annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. The meeting took place in early November in Tampa, Florida…. Continue Reading →

Community Catalyst, LTSS Center awarded four-year grant to support family caregivers

The federal Administration for Community Living (ACL) has awarded Community Catalyst a four-year grant to develop, test, and disseminate new approaches for increasing awareness of family caregivers and building support for their unique concerns. As part of that grant, the… Continue Reading →

Coyle featured in podcast highlighting age-friendly movement in Massachusetts

Caitlin Coyle, PhD ‘14, is featured among a handful of fellow leaders in aging in a new podcast, ReiMAgine Aging, produced by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in partnership with Point32Health Foundation and the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative…. Continue Reading →

20th anniversary celebrations highlight impact of Management of Aging Services program

“My life has changed in a direction I never would have seen it go in had I not been an MAS student. I hope to make you all proud as I move forward in my career in aging.”—Sophia Casale, MAS… Continue Reading →

New Elder Index report measures gender disparities in late-life economic security

Older women, especially those living alone, continue to experience an elevated risk of economic insecurity, as detailed in a new report, “Late-life Gender Disparities in Economic Security,” from the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The report uses… Continue Reading →

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