Another Successful GSU Gerontology Alumni Event!

Posted On December 19, 2017
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On Tuesday December 5, Gerontology Alumni were joined by faculty, students, and friends of Gerontology for an evening celebrating alumni success – featuring Ginny Helms and Walter Coffey. Congratulations again to Ginny Helms on her new position as LeadingAge Georgia’s President and CEO! Ginny, who received a Gerontology Certificate in 1995, is a respected advocate… more »

Georgia Health Matters

Posted On October 24, 2017
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Yolanda Mendoza-Miller is a recent graduate of Georgia State University.  She received her Master’s degree in Gerontology under the Administrative track.  As part of her Capstone project, Yolanda created the website.

The Georgia Health Matters  website was created to be a central point of information for all the Evidence Based Wellness programs promoted… more »

Congratulations to Gerontology Graduates and Award Winners!

Posted On April 28, 2017
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This year’s Annual Awards Ceremony and Student Recognition Luncheon wrapped up yet another year of superior academics, significant service, and student achievement. During this time, we are able to come together and enjoy the company of our friends and colleagues. Often times, it is one of the last events that students attend as a student… more »

Barbara Pittard Payne Lectureship in Gerontology – Bern Nadette Stanis

Posted On January 3, 2017
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Please join us for our annual Barbara Pittard Payne Lectureship in Gerontology on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

“Remembering the Good Times: A Caregiver’s Journey” Bern Nadette Stanis, best known as Thelma Evans from the hit television show, “Good Times,” and Alzheimer’s Association National Spokesperson.

Bern Nadette Stanis is not only a… more »

Intimate And Social Relationships Important For Older Adults In Assisted Living

Intimate and social relationships remain important for older adults residing in assisted-living facilities, according to a recent study.

In a study examining the intimate and social relationships of married and unmarried couples in assisted living, researchers found benefits of late-life couplehood included companionship, support and affection. However, there were some detrimental outcomes, such as feeling… more »

Elderly Chinese Immigrants Feel at Home in U.S.

Posted On November 3, 2016
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Researchers at Georgia State University, the International Association of Long Term Care Directors and Shaanxi Normal University found favorable social policies toward older adults, such as Medicare, Medicaid, low-income housing and social services, are important factors that make older immigrants feel a sense of home in a foreign land. The findings are published in the… more »

Laughter-based Exercise Program For Older Adults Has Health Benefits, Georgia State Researchers Find

Posted On September 15, 2016
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In this study, older adults residing in four assisted-living facilities participated in a moderate-intensity group exercise program called LaughActive that incorporates playful simulated laughter into a strength, balance and flexibility workout. In simulated laughter exercises, participants initially choose to laugh and go through the motions of laughing. The exercises facilitate eye contact and playful behaviors… more »

Assisted-Living Facilities Limit Older Adults’ Rights to Sexual Freedom, Georgia State Study Finds

Posted On August 30, 2016
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Older adults in assisted-living facilities experience limits to their rights to sexual freedom because of a lack of policies regarding the issue and the actions of staff and administrators at these facilities, according to research conducted by the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University.

Though assisted-living facilities emphasize independence and autonomy, this study found staff… more »