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Experts Urge Stronger Emphasis on Cancer Prevention in Older Population

May 21, 2019

Cancer prevention efforts rarely focus on the distinct needs and circumstances of older people, who are at greatest risk for developing cancer, but society can do more to reduce cancer risk and preserve health as adults enter their 60s, 70s, and beyond — according to a new supplement to the journal The Gerontologist from The Gerontological Society of America.

GSA Advances Initiative to Change ‘Conventional Wisdom’ on Aging

April 4, 2019

On behalf of eight national aging organizations, The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has secured multi-year grant funding from several foundations to lead the next phase of the Reframing Aging Initiative — a long-term social change endeavor designed to improve the public’s understanding of what aging means and what contributions older people bring to society. Ultimately, this understanding will counter ageism and guide our nation’s approach to ensuring healthy and productive aging for all people across the life course.

For Older Adults, Sense of Control Tied To Feeling Younger

March 15, 2019

A recent study finds that older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns. However, stress and health — not a sense of control — play a significant role in how old younger adults feel.


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