Feb 152012
 
International Aging

USC Davis School of Gerontology dean Gerald C. Davison, Ph.D. and assistant clinical professor Aaron Hagedorn, Ph.D, were among the international experts chosen to pen a chapter for the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Ageing Society’s newest publication, Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise? Containing 22 essays by authorities whose expertise spans the globe—from [Continue Reading...]

Feb 152012
 
The Memory of Movies

Whispers come from the hallway as Margaret Thatcher’s assistants speak about her deteriorating mental condition. As she peeks through a crack in the door, Thatcher eavesdrops and occasionally speaks with her husband, who is eating his breakfast. While she seems to be in fine mental health at first, audiences soon realize that the images of [Continue Reading...]

Feb 152012
 
Spotlight on Safety

Marilyn Faber wrote the part of a lifetime for herself and four other actors—literally. Commissioned to write, direct and star in The Falling Monologues by The Fall Prevention Coalition-Los Angeles (FPC-LA), coordinated by USC’s own Fall Prevention Center of Excellence (FPCE), Faber created an innovative production that uses real-life stories and scenarios to empower older adults to [Continue Reading...]

Feb 152012
 
Better Than Chocolate

Funny how a little red slip of paper, sprinkled with glitter, can make someone cry. The 175 residents of the Alexandria Care Center received a Valentine’s Day surprise when the USC Davis School of Gerontology’s Student Gerontology Association (SGA) and the USC Panhellenic Council showered them with more than 200 handmade cards. Funny how a [Continue Reading...]