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Focusing locally: Researchers drill deep for report on healthy aging in Connecticut

Consider a few facts about older people living in Connecticut: Three of every four suffer from hypertension. One of every three have diabetes. Most older adults across the state own their homes, but the rate of ownership ranges from just… Continue Reading →

UMB Gerontologists Tell Legislators Research, Preparation Keys to Helping Older Adults Deal with Impact of COVID-19

UMass Boston gerontologists offered legislators two suggestions for state government in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic: Help researchers better understand what has happened to older adults and get elder Massachusetts residents prepared for a more challenging future. Gerontology Institute… Continue Reading →

Beth Dugan on COVID-19 in Aging Populations: “Older People are Part of the Solution”

This conversation with Gerontology associate professor Elizabeth Dugan was conducted by the McCormack Graduate School and  first appeared on the UMass Boston News web page. Q: Can we start by talking a bit about the aging population in Massachusetts and… Continue Reading →

How Healthy Aging Data Report Can Contribute to Fight Against COVID-19 in Massachusetts

A research team at the McCormack Graduate School’s Gerontology Institute published its most recent edition of the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report late in 2018. The report provided detailed information on the health status of older adults across the state…. Continue Reading →

Making Streets Safer: UMass Boston Research Team Studies Car Crashes Injuring Older Pedestrians

By Taryn Hojlo Walking activities are normally good for older adults. One rare but dangerous exception: Car crashes that involve pedestrians. This is a growing problem. The number of pedestrian fatalities increased by 37 percent across the United States between… Continue Reading →

Institute Research Team Gets Funding for Healthy Aging Reports Covering Rhode Island, Connecticut

A UMass Boston research team that recently published comprehensive reports on the health of older adults living in Massachusetts and New Hampshire has received new funding to produce similar studies covering two additional New England states. The team at the… Continue Reading →

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