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  • A Class on the Classics: UNCG’s Professors Emeriti Take You to the Movies

    A Class on the Classics: UNCG’s Professors Emeriti Take You to the Movies

    Two retired professors have crafted a class at UNC Greensboro that has movie fans from the community coming back year after year.


  • Gerontology Hallway Exemplifies Creativity in Older Adults

    Gerontology Hallway Exemplifies Creativity in Older Adults

    Assistant Professor Dr. Elise Eifert created a new way to draw attention to engaged senior citizens while adding color to hallway.


  • FACULTY SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARDS HONOR DEDICATION

    FACULTY SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARDS HONOR DEDICATION

    Dr. Rebecca G. Adams, Professor, Gerontology Program has been awarded the Gladys Strawn Bullard Award. The Bullard Award is given in recognition of students, faculty, and staff who have shown commendable initiative and perseverance in their leadership and/or service roles at the University.


  • GERONTOLOGY IN THE COVID-19 ERA

    GERONTOLOGY IN THE COVID-19 ERA

    It is a time of concern for older adults. Data from the United Nations shows that by 2050, one in every six people in the world will be over the age of 65, up from one in 11 in 2019. The U.S. Census data shows that by 2030, one in every five citizens will be…


  • A Long, Wonderful Trip – THE WORD’S OUT

    A Long, Wonderful Trip – THE WORD’S OUT

    You could say that Dr. Rebecca Adams’ research on Deadhead culture is alumnus Matthew Russ’ fault. While majoring in sociology at UNCG in 1987, he spotted the professor at a Grateful Dead concert. Afterward he convinced her to study the band’s fans as a serious line of inquiry. In 1989, Dr. Adams created one of…


  • Three Spartans honored with gerontology award

    Three Spartans honored with gerontology award

    Earlier this year, three Spartans were selected as honorees by the Southern Gerontological Society (SGS) for the Gerontologist Rooted In The South (GRITS) award. Dr. Rebecca Adams, Dr. Janice Wassel, and Dr. Richard Tucker ’70 M.A. were selected.


  • Music to their Ears!

    Music to their Ears!

    Current gerontology minor Jeannie Ake and the first graduate of the program, Joanna Hartness, work on music intervention at Wellspring Continuing Care Community under supervision of GROWTH faculty affiliate Cassandra German.


  • The Life of the Mind

    The Life of the Mind

    Mrs. S. believes that a thief has broken into her house and stolen a cherished piece of china. Mr. M., a loving husband of 40 years, has recently begun to follow his wife menacingly around the house. Mr. B., a former landscaper, becomes physically aggressive when his caregiver tries to help him dress.


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