News and Events

The Columbia Aging Center's digital narrative on what it looks like to grow old in New York City is featured this week in a slideshow in Next Avenue.  Directed, created and written by Senior Staff Association, Dorian Block, "Exceeeding Expectations" follows 20 people over 80 in their journey around New York City. The team spent thousands of hours and hundreds of days with our subjects to bring to light the stories of these New Yorkers.

Dr. Eileen Crimmins will join us for our Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture at 3 p.m. on October 17th in Hess Commons (722 West 168th Street).

Please RSVP to if you wish to attend.  

Please save the date of Tuesday, October 24th at 1 p.m. for this seminar by Walter Bockting and Rob Juster:

"Social Convoys and Successful Aging among Lesbian and Gay Older Adults"

HPM Room 440, 722 West 168th Street

Join us for this joint seminar presented by the Columbia Aging Center and the Department of Health Policy and Management on Wednesday, October 11, at noon.  The seminar will be held in ARB 440, 722 W. 168th Street.


Columbia Aging Center faculty member and Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging, John W. Rowe, MD, will receive funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation to create a unique "State Aging Index."  The research is conducted by members of the Research Network on an Aging Society who with this funding will extend their recently released "John A.

On September 25, 2017, Columbia Aging Center Director Ursula Staudinger received the 2017 SENECA medal from the The Industry Club Düsseldorf. Following the Roman philosopher of the same name, the acronym SENECA stands for “SENescendi Exquirite CAusas” – “Explore the reasons of aging”.

Nationwide participants in our 2017 Age Boom Academy, pictured below, joined us in New York at the Columbia Journalism School to explore inequities in health, work and retirement over the course of three days. The academy is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and directed by Ruth Finkelstein, in partnership with Bruce Shapiro and Jack Rosenthal.  Below is a sampling of coverage from the journalists who participated.

In a June 22 article in USA Today, Columbia Aging Center faculty member, David Weiss is cited for his work on widely-held aging prejudices: our own.  

The program "Treasures of New York" featured Columbia University's Manhattanville campus and the inauguration of the Jerome L. Greene Science Building which houses the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and was designed by celebrated architect Renzo Piano. Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellow, Daphna Shohamy, featured.