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Fellowships Will Enhance Reporters’ Aging Coverage

June 11, 2019

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Journalists in Aging Fellows Program has received renewed grant support to welcome its 10th cohort of reporters. The 2019 funders include The Silver Century Foundation, The Retirement Research Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, and The John A. Hartford Foundation.

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.


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