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Disability Disparities May Be Explained by Obesity, Smoking, Physical Labor

August 31, 2020

Excess body mass, smoking, and manual labor explain a large proportion of disability disparities in the U.S., according to a new University of Michigan (U-M) study published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

GSA Establishes Diversity and Justice Working Group

August 18, 2020

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has created a Diversity and Justice Working Group, whose purpose is to make tangible and actionable recommendations to GSA’s Board of Directors for short-term outcomes to increase diversity and inclusion among the membership of GSA.

Congress Must Deliver COVID Relief for Older Adults and Caregivers, Groups Urge

August 5, 2020

As Congress negotiates the next COVID-19 relief package, five nonprofit organizations and associations focused on aging joined with The Gerontological Society of America to demand that lawmakers include comprehensive relief measures to safeguard older adults and care workers.


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