CAC @ GSA 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting takes place in New Orleans from November 16-20, 2016. The following sessions feature Columbia Aging Center researchers.  Come meet us and hear our faculty and researchers present their latest findings.  To register for the meetings, see the GSA website.

Aging & Health

Thursday, November 17, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.: Faculty member David Weiss will serve as a discussant in the symposium “Measures of Subjective Aging Predicting Health-Related Outcomes: Findings From Longitudinal Studies” (ID 226832)

Also, don't miss: Faculty member John W. Rowe, MD, who will be a discussant for a series of presentations on Successful Aging from papers in a forthcoming special issue of the Journal of Gerontology, Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Aging & Work

Friday, November 18, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.: "Lessons From the Field: Strategies to Change Employment Practices for An Aging Work Force." This symposium (ID 227115) features Associate Director Ruth Finkelstein.

Culture of Aging: Attitudes and Environments

Wednesday, November 16, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.:“Essentialist Beliefs About Aging, Individual Agency, and Cognitive Performance in Later Adulthood” (ID 2503077) presented by Faculty member David Weiss and Deirdre Robertson in the symposium session “It’s All in Your Head”: Effects of Age-Related Beliefs on Development in Old Age”
Thursday, November 17, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m.: “Age Identity and Social Status Perceptions: Differences Between Black and White Older Adults” (ID 2499188 ), a poster to be presented in the session “Attitudes About Aging” by Taylar Peoples, Deirdre Robertson and Faculty member David Weiss.

Friday, November 18, 8 - 9:30 a.m.: “Subjective Age Around the World: The Role of Power Distance and Hierarchy Beliefs” (ID 2500683) presented by Faculty member David Weiss and Omar Halawa in the symposium session “Potential Avenues for Change: Understanding the Sources of Ageist Attitudes and Stereotypes”

Saturday, November 19, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.: “Holding Your Own–Status Loss Dissociation in Older Adults” (ID 2497063) presented by Deirdre Robertson and Faculty member David Weiss in the symposium “New Views on Aging Awareness:

Saturday, November 19, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.: Digital Aging Mastery Program®: Reaching Seniors and Benefiting Centers With Technology (ID: 2502934) with Associate Director Ruth Finkelstein and Stephanie Grah.  This paper is part of the session entitled “Technological Innovation and Aging.”