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 »

Students Reflect on Gerontology Program Experiences

Posted On June 9, 2016
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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 Releases Wave One Report

Posted On May 16, 2016
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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 »

Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan Wins Awards

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.

The Dean’s Early Career Award… more »

Careers in Aging Week

Posted On April 4, 2016
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Careers in Aging Week (CIAW), April 3-9, 2016.

Sponsored by Alpha Omega, the Georgia State University chapter of Sigma Phi Omega (SPO)

Careers in Aging Week (CIAW) unites universities and colleges across the world April 3-9, 2016, by promoting the wide-ranging career opportunities in aging and aging research. – See more at:


These events… more »

2016 Barbara Payne Lecture Series: “Being at Home: Understanding the Meaning of Aging in Place” Dr. Graham D. Rowles

Join us on Thursday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m. for our annual Barbara Pittard Payne Lectureship in Gerontology.

“Being at Home: Understanding the Meaning of Aging in Place,”  Graham D. Rowles, Ph.D. Professor & Chair of Gerontology Department, Director, Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of Kentucky.

This presentation will explore the evolving meaning of… more »