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IOA Report: Fall 2017

Learn more about the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative and BC faculty involvement in the intiative. Read the Fall 2017 lOA Report »

IOA Report: Summer 2017

The Institute on Aging's summer newsletter announces updates to the Social Isolation module and a recap of the RALI Boston Annual Meeting. Read the Summer 2017 lOA Report »

IOA Report: Spring 2016

The Institute on Aging's spring newsletter provides updates on aging-related research and events across the University. Read the Spring 2016 lOA Report »

This Is How Boomers Can Age Successfully

Boston College professor and BC Talks Aging presenter Christina Matz-Costa was recently featured as a panelist at the Harvard School of Public Health to discuss the public health challenges of an aging workforce. Watch The Aging Workforce discussion
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End of Life Planning

The IOA has released the fifth module in the BC Talks Aging series: End of Life Planning. Watch BC Talks Aging
Module V »

Luncheon Presentation: The Evolving Potential of SHARE

October 1, 2015
12:30 p.m.
McGuinn 521
featuring Howard Litwin
professor and former dean at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work & Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Learn more about The Evolving Potential of SHARE »

IOA introduces BC Talks Aging

Produced in conjunction with the Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work, the IOA is excited to offersfree access to a series of online learning modules provided by established scholars at Boston College. Learn more about BC Talks Aging »

Center on Aging & Work Publishes Insights on Activity in Later Life from the Life & Times in an Aging Society Study

A new research study from the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College contradicts the widespread notion that older adults tend to disengage from major societal obligations and responsibilities. The study instead finds that older Americans are highly engaged in such activities, and that their well-being is directly tied to the level of engagement in these areas. Read Center on Aging & Work's publication »

Chemist earns pair of young investigator awards
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Eranthie Weerapana has been awarded a pair of prestigious young investigator awards to support her research into identifying new protein activities implicated in cancer and aging, and developing small molecules to perturb these activities within a cellular environment. Details on Professor Weerapana's awards »

Q&A: A Few Minutes With Elizabeth Kensinger
Associate Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Kensinger, director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, recently spoke with Melissa Beecher of the Chronicle about her research and the CAN Lab. Read the Q&A with Professor Kensinger »

Why Your Retirement May Not Be Permanent
US News reporter Emily Brandon explains that retirement is no longer a one-time, permanent event. Read the entire retirement article »

$2.25M for NRCPDS
The National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, directed by Professor Kevin Mahoney, has been awarded a $2.25-million grant by the U.S. Administration on Aging of the Department of Health and Human Services. Details about Professor Mahoney's grant »