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GSA Advances Initiative to Change ‘Conventional Wisdom’ on Aging

April 4, 2019

On behalf of eight national aging organizations, The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has secured multi-year grant funding from several foundations to lead the next phase of the Reframing Aging Initiative — a long-term social change endeavor designed to improve the public’s understanding of what aging means and what contributions older people bring to society. Ultimately, this understanding will counter ageism and guide our nation’s approach to ensuring healthy and productive aging for all people across the life course.


For Older Adults, Sense of Control Tied To Feeling Younger

March 15, 2019

A recent study finds that older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns. However, stress and health — not a sense of control — play a significant role in how old younger adults feel.


Opioid Misuse Sending More Older Adults to Emergency Departments, Study Finds

March 7, 2019

Emergency department (ED) visits by people age 65 and older who were identified with opioid misuse and dependence more than tripled between 2006 and 2014, according to new research published by researchers at Towson University. The study also discovered that opioid misuse was associated with an increased number of chronic conditions, greater injury risk, and higher rates of alcohol dependence and mental health diagnoses.



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