An Examination of Aging

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The number of Americans over age 65 will double in the next 20 years, as the baby boomer generation comes of age. What adjustments will our society need to make to accommodate a graying population? A discussion of the challenges facing older people and find out what researchers are doing to meet their needs — from health care that specializes in older people, to programs that help seniors live independently, to technology specially designed for aging hands and eyes.


Jill B. Quadagno, Mildred and Claude Pepper eminent scholar and professor of sociology, Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.

Sheila Salyer, manager of senior services, City of Tallahassee. Director, Tallahassee Senior Center. Delegate, National Institute of Senior Centers in Tallahassee, Fla.

Neil Charness, professor, psychology; associate, Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, Florida State University

Kenneth Brummel-Smith, professor and chair, Department of Geriatrics, Florida State University School of Medicine



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