Institute for Successful Longevity

FSU’s Institute for Successful Longevity launches Zoom initiative to help older adults fight social isolation

Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity has launched an initiative to help older adults use the Zoom video platform to stay connected with friends and family, to access learning opportunities and to stay engaged with the community. To help older adults who are not familiar with the Zoom video platform, the institute offers illustrated […]

FSU professor receives $4.6M grant to establish center focused on older adults with cognitive impairment

A Florida State University psychology professor is leading a team of researchers who have received a $4.6 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to establish a center aimed at developing technologies to improve the lives of older adults. Walter Boot, professor in FSU’s Department of Psychology and a […]

FSU research team receives $2.9 million to examine early detection of dementia

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify new ways to detect and treat age-related cognitive decline and dementia. Professor of Psychology Walter Boot and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Shayok Chakraborty will lead a multidisciplinary team of researchers investigating the challenges […]

FSU experts available to comment on healthy aging

September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual national observance to focus attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Florida State University faculty are among the global leaders in the study of gerontology, aging and longevity. These experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to healthy aging and successful longevity.   Anne […]

FSU, FAMU students team up to create designs, pitch ideas at InnoVenture Weekend

Every day, a question is heard in households across the country. “Honey, where are the car keys?” Or maybe, “Have you seen my glasses?” Or perhaps the treacherous, “OK, what did you do with the remote?” Yes, people lose things. Can anything be done about it? That was just one of the problems pursued by […]

FSU researchers pursue the truth about cats and dogs … and older adults

Many believe that owning pets can be beneficial for older adults. But is it true that a dog or a cat can make life better for older family members, or is this simply a comfortable myth? Two researchers with Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity intend to find out with the support of a […]

FSU institute contributes to Global Council on Brain Health recommendations

Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity was among a number of scientific sources the Global Council on Brain Health relied upon in drafting its new recommendations on enhancing brain health. In its release of the recommendations, the council, established by AARP and the British organization Age UK, also weighed in on the question of […]

FSU named an age-friendly university for its outreach to Florida’s older adults

Florida State University has been named a member of the Age-Friendly University Initiative, an international effort to highlight the role higher education plays in meeting the challenges and opportunities of an aging population. FSU is the first Southern university to obtain Age-Friendly University status from the initiative, which is led by Dublin City University with […]