This report was prepared by the Age-Friendly Innovation Center Background The number and percentage of older adults continues to grow exponentially in the United States and across the globe (US Census Bureau, 2018). Despite common misconceptions, adults 60 and older are integrating technology into their lives at high rates (Pew Research Center, 2017). Recognizing that … More Bringing generations together to find innovative solutions
Name: Arpita SharmaPlaces Lived: USA and IndiaHobbies: Art, Filmmaking, Taekwondo, CyclingFavorite Movie: Anastasia Arpita Sharma is a researcher, artist, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. As a data analyst at the University of Southern California Equity Research Institute, Arpita tells stories using data to help activists, philanthropists, policymakers, and academics tackle social issues. She is the founder of … More Five Questions With Data Analyst Arpita Sharma
Name: Anne ChisaPlaces Lived: Malawi and South AfricaHobbies: Cooking and Reading Favorite Movie: Romantic Comedies of the 2000s Anne Chisa is a Malawian living and studying in South Africa. Anne is a Ph.D. Candidate in Crop Science at the University of KwaZulu Natal, where she also completed her Masters in Agricultural Sciences. Her research focuses on the use … More Five Questions With Crop Scientist Anne Chisa
The global population is ageing. Life expectancy has increased to 70 years or more in many countries. In 2020, for the first time in history, individuals aged 60 or older outnumbered children under the age of five. These remarkable gains are due to improved public health, better nutrition, better healthcare and, most recently, employing technological innovations, … More What is the biggest benefit technology will have on ageing and longevity?
Fellowships, upcoming projects, and one thing we’ve learned this year! We’re excited to bring back our Monthly News Roundup. It’s been a while since our newsletter went on a hiatus, and during that time, the website changed its format from publishing weekly to featuring timely and relevant issues related to health and aging. We are … More Monthly News Roundup – May 2021