Aging is Happening

March 2020


A Special Message from Dean Pinchas Cohen

Read a message to the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology community from Dean Pinchas Cohen regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
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Online Yoga and Mindfulness Class

Students, staff and faculty can relax with an online yoga class via Zoom March 25 at 4:00 p.m.


Nutrition and Wellness While Sheltering in Place

Dietitian Cary Kreutzer discusses eating well and staying connected.


Gerontology Experts Offer COVID-19 Advice

Faculty give tips for safety, nutrition, social connection and more.

In the News

“People don’t realize how bad the health of the American population is. When we compare our health to Europeans, we have more disease, more disability.”
- University Professor Eileen Crimmins, who was quoted in a March 10 Washington Post article on why older and chronically ill Americans face greater risks from COVID-19.
  • Why older and chronically ill Americans are at greatest risk from coronavirus (Washington Post)
  • What seniors really need during the coronavirus pandemic (CNN)
  • Older Workers Face A Tough Decision: Stay Inside… Or Earn A Paycheck? (LAist, KPCC-FM)
  • The economic rationale for strong action now against Covid-19 (STAT)
  • America’s growing elderly population is at risk — here’s what we can learn from Italy (MarketWatch)
  • Stop & Shop, other grocers have special shopping hours for seniors. Here’s how they work (CNBC)
  • The Startling Inequality Gap That Emerges After Age 65 (Kaiser Health News)
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