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Magic Numbers

Magic Numbers A wry look at my everyday experiences of appearing eternally youthful on the outside while actually aging rapidly under the surface.

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Challenging the “Nursing Home Specter” in the Age of Austerity

PROJECT Challenging the “Nursing Home Specter” in the Age of Austerity Dr. Sally Chivers is the Principal and Sole Investigator of this project. How does terror about nursing home care affect the lives of older adults who are trying to make care decisions under austerity?  Taking the phrase “nursing home specter” from Betty Friedan, my …

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Imagine Aging

PROJECT Imagine Aging MORE INFO Dr. Sally Chivers is Associate Director and leads the digital story strategy for the project.  How do gender and culture matter in creating age-friendly communities? With a focus on “communities within communities,” our research team seeks promising practices that ensure older adults not only maintain healthy active lives but also …

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The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema

Book The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema Popular films have always included older characters, but until about the turn of the millenium, old age usually played a supporting role onscreen. As the Baby Boomer population hits retirement, an explosion of films with aging as a central theme demands attention. The Silvering Screen brings …

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