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14Jun/12

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress 2013

**  Call for submissions now open  ** Important dates to remember for the 2013 IAGG World Congress are: Call for Submitted Symposia: September 1, 2011 – May 31, 2012 Call for Oral &Read More…

19Mar/12

Support from friends and family affects mental and physical health

We know that having supportive friends and family means that, in general, older people will be healthier, less likely to develop cognitive problems, and more likely to live longer. On the otherRead More…

19Mar/12

How can older people contribute to their own happiness and health?

Thanks to international research, we know that people who are happier are also healthier in many ways. Economists are particularly interested in happiness as a measure of national wellbeing. However, there hasRead More…

19Mar/12

Do men and women still differ in retirement planning?

Previous research has largely viewed retirement and retirement planning as a masculine activity and women have been portrayed as unconcerned and therefore ill-prepared for retirement. However, women’s increasing representation in the workforceRead More…

19Mar/12

Who is afraid of driving?

Supplied by: Christine Stephens PhD, Associate Professor; School of Psychology/Te Kura Hinengaro Tangata, Massey University, Palmerston North Driving is an important aspect of independence, but as we age driving anxiety may leadRead More…