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 »
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 »
Working or volunteering can reduce the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in older Americans, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Florida State University.
The study found people ages 50 to 64 who worked full-time or part-time or volunteered up to 100 hours per year experienced a reduction in the… more »
The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University is incredibly proud of its recent graduates and current students. Several students chose to reflect on their experiences as part of the Capstone Seminar coursework. A few of these videos were selected to give applicants, current students, and alumni a sense of what the Gerontology program meant to… more »
Dr. Candace Kemp and her research team released a report describing the first wave of their ongoing project “Convoys of Care: Developing Collaborative Care Partnerships in Assisted Living,” funded by the National Institute on Aging (R01AG044368). The overall goal of this five-year study is to learn how to support informal care and care convoys (networks)… more »
The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University would like to congratulate Assistant Professor Jennifer Craft Morgan. Dr. Morgan is the recipient of both the Dean’s Early Career Award, presented by the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Gordon Streib Distinguished Academic Gerontologist Award, presented by the Southern Gerontological Society.
One of the benefits of Georgia State Gerontology is its proximity to the Georgia State Capitol. Over the past month GSU Gerontology students were able to take advantage of this by participating in the Be There 4 Seniors Rally on January 28, 2016 and the Gerontology Student Workforce Day at the Capitol on February… more »