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Institute Director Len Fishman: Ease Direct-Care Health Workforce Shortage by Improving Jobs

Gerontology Institute Director Len Fishman offered a simple suggestion to state legislators wrestling with the critical shortage of low-paid direct-care health workers: Make the jobs more attractive. Fishman told the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Elder Services that two things –… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation With Vince Mor on Alzheimer’s Care and the State of Nursing Homes

Vincent Mor is a leading academic expert on eldercare issues and a national authority on research related to nursing homes. The Brown University professor has been principal investigator in more than 40 grants funded by the National Institutes of Health… Continue Reading →

Gerontology Institute Marks 35th Anniversary With Symposium Celebrating Past and Looking to Future

Any celebration of an important anniversary should honor the past and also look to the future. So it was at the Gerontology Institute’s 35th anniversary symposium held on campus last week. A panel of founders and other past leaders of… Continue Reading →

Video: Gerontology Institute Director Len Fishman on Opportunities for Healthy Aging Technology

  As the population ages in the United States and around the world, technology will surely play a role assisting in the care of millions of older adults and help them lead productive lives. But how will that actually work?… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation with Carl V. Hill on the NIA and Health Disparity Research

Carl V. Hill is director of the Office of Special Populations at the National Institute on Aging, which leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. Hill recently visited… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation About Retirement Insecurity with Katherine Newman

Katherine Newman, the interim chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston, has devoted much of her career to documenting conditions facing poor and working-class Americans. Her new book, Downhill From Here, Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality, examines the… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation with Senior Housing Design Authority Victor Regnier

Victor Regnier is, perhaps, the nation’s leading authority on the design and development of senior housing with service across the LTSS continuum. A joint professor at USC’s School of Architecture and Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Regnier is the only person… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation with Penny Shaw, Activist and Long-Time Nursing Home Resident

The word that might best describe Penny Shaw is “indefatigable.” A long-time activist for persons with disabilities, Shaw is a visible and vocal presence on national, state and community issues. She is known for her sharp opinions and blunt talk… Continue Reading →

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