Latest Gerontological Society of America Stories

2012-03-28 07:32:02

Despite the 2010 passage of the Elder Justice Act, policy experts have found that combating widespread abuse of seniors is still not a top priority for care providers and governments alike.

2012-02-01 01:02:43

The pain suffered by older adults is the shared focus of the two newest entries in The Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) From Publication to Practice series.

Study Claims Senior Citizens With Active Sex Lives Are Happier
2011-11-21 06:19:47

New research has drawn a direct link between the sex lives of those in their mid-to-late 60s and their level of happiness with their lives and their marriage.

2011-09-27 13:10:40

America's experts on aging are headed for meetings with their senators and representatives to underscore the needs of the country's senior population, spurred by the first-ever Take Action Week organized by The Gerontological Society of America — the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.

2011-09-16 11:21:02

An expert panel speaking on Capitol Hill today demonstrated that the Great Recession has had a disproportionately negative impact on low-income older workers, although programs such as the federal Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) have managed to provide some valuable benefits to this disadvantaged demographic group.

2011-08-29 21:07:34

Experts agree that financial constraints and an aging population will require America to modify its Social Security system, but some also find that pushing back the eligibility age could be a major concern for those who rely on the program the most.

2011-03-19 04:53:36

The oldest segment of Japan’s population will likely be the hardest hit as a result of the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami, based on data from previous catastrophic events.

2010-12-17 16:09:57

Without Social Security, research indicates that about half of women age 65 and older would be living in poverty.

2010-11-22 13:48:45

Children who experience a parental divorce are over twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some point in their lives.

2010-07-01 15:27:00

Expert on senior health programming and promotion will lead nation's largest aging research organization WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nancy Whitelaw, PhD, senior vice president, and director of NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging has been named President-elect of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.