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 »

Dementia: A Biopsychosocial Approach

DEMENTIA Gerontology Offering New UNDERGRADUATE Class! GERO 4700: SPECIAL TOPICS in GERONTOLOGY (CRN 21585) TR 9:30AM-10:45AM


How many times have you sat in class and wondered to yourself, “why do I need this class?” or “how am I going to apply this in the real world with my major?”

Gerontology’s new, Undergraduate, class on… 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 »

Consider an MA degree in Gerontology?

Now is a great time to consider furthering your education with a Master’s Degree in Gerontology at Georgia State University.  The Gerontology Institute is now accepting applications for admission for Fall 2017.  The deadline for applications MA program is April 15.  Graduate assistantships are available for qualified applicants. We have recently changed our admissions requirements.… 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 »