“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 →
Caitlin Coyle, PhD ’14, has been appointed director of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging (CSDRA) at UMass Boston’s Gerontology Institute. She succeeds Jan Mutchler, PhD, the center’s founding director. Mutchler was named director of the Gerontology… Continue Reading →
They are in their early 20s and entering their junior years at UMass Boston, with their whole careers waiting ahead of them. Yet in their work at UMass Boston’s Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, five undergraduate research… Continue Reading →
Jo Owens became a nursing home aide in Canada out of a need for money, and came away with her calling. And from that experience, the pain and the human glory, came her debut novel A Funny Kind of Paradise,… Continue Reading →
I write to announce that Len Fishman, after serving seven years as director of the Gerontology Institute at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, will be retiring on August 31. A nationally recognized leader in health care… Continue Reading →
A new report from UMass Boston identifies aging equity among Boston residents The number of Boston residents aged 60 and older has increased by more than one-third in the last eight years and more than half of older residents are… Continue Reading →
The desire to spend time alone is a natural and even healthy urge. But, seeking time alone and social isolation, are not the same. Social isolation — defined as a lack of social connections — is considered a serious public… Continue Reading →
The Gerontology Institute’s Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging is publishing a series of blog posts to follow the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Councils on Aging across Massachusetts. We encourage COA readers to tell us… Continue Reading →
The Gerontology Institute’s Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging is launching a series of blog posts to follow the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Councils on Aging across Massachusetts. Posts reporting on conversations with COA directors… Continue Reading →
The Boston Senior Civic Academy was created in 2018 by city officials, with the assistance of the Gerontology Institute’s Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging. Its curriculum is designed to help older adults better understand how local government… Continue Reading →
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