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Honoring older adults

Each May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. For May 2023, UMass Boston Gerontology joined in the celebration by sharing stories of some of our favorite older adults. Betty-Jane ScheffLincoln, Massachusetts “Aunt B-J… Continue Reading →

Department awards four doctoral students for scholarship and service

The Department of Gerontology at UMass Boston has awarded four doctoral students with annual departmental honors. The 2022-2023 honorees are: The Book Award Committee chose Taylor Jansen, PhD ‘23, for the 2022-2023 Book Award based on her dissertation, “Town-Level Risk… Continue Reading →

Elder Index update: Older adults face continuing economic insecurity

New estimates from the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston find that millions of older adults, especially those living alone, continue to live on incomes that fall below the Elder IndexTM,  a county-by-county measure of the income needed by adults aged… Continue Reading →

LTSS Center researchers to update findings, study pandemic’s impact on person-centered care

Researchers at the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston are analyzing recent data from the national Health and Retirement Study to update their two previous studies on the relationship between person-centered care and health outcomes. They’re looking to identify any changes… Continue Reading →

Top 10 most-read stories for 2022

As we wrap up the calendar year, we looked back at the most-read stories in each issue of our newsletter, Advances, which launched in January 2022. The monthly top hits offer a taste of the range of work undertaken by… Continue Reading →

OLLI Scholars offer fresh energy, timely topics while gaining teaching experience

From any angle you consider it, the OLLI Scholars program offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston is a win. Graduate students gain teaching experience (along with a stipend) by designing and presenting six-week non-credit courses… Continue Reading →

UMB Gerontology represents at GSA 22

A large contingent of UMass Boston gerontology students, faculty, and staff presented more than 50 talks and posters and collected awards at the 2022 annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, held in early November in Indianapolis. For… Continue Reading →

CSDRA: Ten years of helping Massachusetts communities serve their older residents

“The center has built a reputation of being the people who local communities turn to when they have questions about their aging population.” Caitlin Coyle, PhD, directorCenter for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, UMass Boston In 1998, when Carol… Continue Reading →

Federal government invites comment on strategies for supporting family caregivers

National strategy roadmap was informed by LeadingAge LTSS Center research It’s been a long time coming, but the needs of family caregivers are starting to receive high-level policy attention. At a White House ceremony on September 21, 2022, the U.S…. Continue Reading →

OLLI Reads to discuss “So You Want to Talk About Race” on Oct. 26

This past summer, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee launched a community reading experience, OLLI Reads, to encourage the discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a safe environment. The committee’s first book selection is the New… Continue Reading →

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