Aging is Happening

September 2020


Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching Online

John Walsh and George Shannon discuss how teachers and students can make the most of online instruction in the latest Lessons in Lifespan Health episode.


Living in a Retirement Community during COVID-19

Nelson Rubio Argueta MASM '20 navigated COVID-19 changes at Kingsley Manor as both an intern and a resident.


Surviving the New Normal

Everyone needs healthy ways to cope with stress and trauma, writes Caroline Cicero in a column for the American Society on Aging.



How Can Cities Adapt for Aging Populations?

USC’s experts in aging envision how a deluge of older adults in urban areas might reshape transportation, home design and human connection.


Twin Trojans Study Aging and Biochemistry 

High-achieving sisters, both USC Presidential Scholars, eye careers in medicine while studying at USC Leonard Davis and USC Dornsife.



Age Discrimination and COVID-19

We must recognize discrimination in explaining COVID-19 deaths in older adults, says Paul Nash in a column for Transforming Society.


In the News

“Back in their day, life looked very different than how it does now [for older adults] and, likewise, the future will have changed drastically from what we consider to be the norm by the time we hit our later stages in life — so much so that we’ll be looking at the world around us, saying 'back in my day…'”
- Lois Angelo, USC Leonard Davis freshman, who authored a column for the Daily Trojan about USC's strength in gerontology and the importance of studying aging.
  • Precinct Reporter mentioned USC Leonard Davis student volunteers with the Youth Movement Against Alzheimer's respite care program.
  • Los Angeles Daily News columnist Helen Dennis mentioned her time at the USC Leonard Davis School allowed her to "learn, grow, teach and contribute" to the gerontology field.
  • Medical News Today featured a study led by Eileen Crimmins that found the rate of dementia-related death is higher than official records state.
  • Healthline discussed the possible benefits of the fasting mimicking diet, developed by Valter Longo, in multiple sclerosis patients.
  • Santa Monica Daily Press featured a Santa Monica High student who started a club to support elderly community members during the pandemic and aims to study gerontology at USC.
  • News-Medical featured the $4.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to establish the USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center.
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