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Q&A with Jo Owens, author of A Funny Kind of Paradise

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 →

Boston’s Older Population: Increasing in Racial Diversity, but Quality of Life is Shaped by Racism, Discrimination

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 →

UMass Boston Gerontology PhD Alum Elizabeth Chen Named State Secretary of Elder Affairs

Elizabeth Chen came to the field of public health later in life. She’s been making up for lost time ever since. Chen, who had been the chief executive of two companies and a leader in higher education, came to the… Continue Reading →

UMass Boston Associate Professor Elizabeth Dugan Joins State Healthy Aging Committee

Elizabeth Dugan has been appointed to a new committee that will provide advice to state officials responsible for an initiative to make it easier for older adults to live in healthy, inclusive and equitable environments. Dugan, an associate professor of… Continue Reading →

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