With a focus on public affairs and diversity, Missouri State University has become a member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network. The network includes colleges and universities around the world that have: Endorsed the 10 AFU principles. This includes involving older adults in educational programs and research; promoting and supporting second career and personal … [Read more...] about Meeting the needs of students of all ages, including older adults
They live out Missouri State University’s public affairs mission in their work and personal lives. Missouri State University recognized three staff members and three faculty members for their efforts with the 2020 Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Public Affairs. Each winner receives a $1,500 grant for travel and/or projects related to their public affairs … [Read more...] about Recognized for their commitment to public affairs
With the elderly population growing in the U.S., loneliness among older adults is a real concern. Dr. Ruth Walker and Dr. Lisa Hall are psychology professors at Missouri State University, who specialize in aging. They share with Healthline some strategies older adults can use to keep loneliness at bay. … [Read more...] about How can the elderly overcome loneliness?
“One hundred percent of living humans are aging every day,” said Dr. Lisa Hall. “But did you know that 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day? By 2030, 20% of the U.S. population will be older adults.” Hall, coordinator of the gerontology program within the psychology department at Missouri State University, explains how this demographic shift is changing … [Read more...] about Changing the perception of aging