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Policy Pub tackles persistent ageism in our aging society

Our population is aging. Birthday celebrations for those reaching their 80s, 90s and even beyond are now commonplace. But ageism targeting these adults — and even those decades younger — remains persistent. The next session of the popular Policy Pub public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public […]

Evacuating older adults and their furry friends: FSU study finds Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University. A multidisciplinary team of FSU researchers examined the most densely populated area of Florida, Miami-Dade County. The study, published in the Journals of Gerontology, found […]

Faculty Luncheon Series announces fall lecture lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series for Fall 2017 features the following distinguished speakers who will reflect on their scholarly research and creative activities: Tuesday, Sept. 12 Anne Barrett, professor of sociology and director of The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, will discuss “Doing Our Bit: Older Feminists’ Activism in London.”  Tuesday, […]

Expert Pitch: Healthy aging and longevity

Developed nations across the globe are experiencing a common demographic trend: disproportionately graying populations. As the percentage of elderly individuals throughout the developed world continues to increase, issues of healthy aging and longevity are quickly moving to the fore. Florida State University experts are among the global leaders in the study of gerontology, aging and […]

Pepper Institute faculty elected as fellows of national aging society

Researchers at Florida State University’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy are being recognized nationally for their important work on aging issues, which are taking on greater significance as the world’s population grows older and people live longer. Three members of the institute’s affiliated faculty have been elected this year as fellows of the […]