Students serve their local communities and empower older adults via virtual communication.
Category: Community Service
During a tumultuous year full of fear and conflict — from an unprecedented pandemic to a bitter election fight — conversations between younger and older people can produce mutual benefit and meaningful change.
USC Student Gerontology Association raises funds for Project Angel Food, a nonprofit which cooks and delivers meals to those living with serious illnesses.
Members of the USC Student Gerontology Association and the USC chapter of the service group Glamour Gals are connecting with older adults across the country.
Instructional Associate Professor Caroline Cicero, director of the USC Age-Friendly University Initiative, encourages everyone to determine how communities can foster connections with sequestered residents who may be overlooked by mainstream service providers.
Volunteer opportunity provides senior living residents with manicures, makeovers, and companionship and inspires a gerontology student to do more.
To mark the United Nations-created holiday, the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology led campus-wide events raising awareness of the opportunities and challenges related to our aging society.
Benton, director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center, joins a group of civic leaders who will help to develop components of California's Master Plan for Aging.
The USC Family Caregiver Support Center, AARP, and 211 LA collaborate to give Latino caregivers in Los Angeles County the support they need.
PhD in Gerontology student Elizabeth Avent is devoting her doctoral program to investigating the important but overlooked topic of intimate partner violence in older adults.