MEDIA ADVISORY: The influence of the environment and community on aging

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Research shows that where we live affects how we age, including age-related diseases and overall well-being. On Wednesday, April 19, the USC Davis School of Gerontology will host a series of discussions about the intersection of aging and the environment for its annual symposium, “What’s Hot In Aging Research.”

Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 740-0252 or

WHAT: The annual USC Davis School symposium, “What’s Hot In Aging”

Experts from USC and Los Angeles agencies will discuss issues such as:

· Population aging and the changing U.S. landscape
· Aging services in the Los Angeles area
· Racial and ethnic differences in aging
· Planning and zoning issues for senior housing, communities
· Shingles vaccine
· Health effects of air pollution on the aging brain
*RSVP by contacting Emily Gersema, (213) 740-0252 or or Orli Belman, (213) 821-9852 or*

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, 3715 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089

WHO: USC Davis School Dean Pinchas Cohen will give an introduction. The other speakers are:

· Jennifer Ailshire, USC Davis School and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
· Mafalda Cacciottolo, USC Davis School
· Caroline Cicero, USC Davis School
· Caleb Finch, USC Davis School and the USC Dornsife College
· Henry Forman, USC Davis School
· Stephen Frochen, USC Davis School
· Scott Fruin, Keck School of Medicine of USC
· Geraldine Knatz, USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
· Donald A. Lloyd, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
· Catherine Perez, USC Davis School
· Joseph Saenz, USC Davis School
· Laura Trejo, Los Angeles Department of Aging
More information about the symposium is here.

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