Two aging-focused research presentations by Karl Pillemer, PhD

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Karl Pillemer is the Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research; Hazel E. Reed Professor, Department of Human Development, Cornell University.


10 AM - Lecture for faculty members and others involved with research:

  • "Translational Research on Aging: Connecting Science and Service"
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Sun Life Financial Auditorium, LHS 1621)

11 AM - Break (one hour)

12 PM - Public presentation:

  • Lessons for Living from the Oldest (and Wisest) Among Us"
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Sun Life Financial Auditorium, LHS 1621)
  • The first 30 guests who arrive will receive a free copy of Karl's book, "30 Lessons for Living - Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans". There will also be copies of "30 Lessons for Living" and his newest book "30 Lessons for Loving" on sale after the presentation.

1 PM - Reception:

  • Snacks and beverages will be available for guests
  • 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Fireplace Lounge, LHS 1656)

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About the speaker

Karl Pillemer’s research focuses on human development over the life course, with a special emphasis on family and social relationships in middle age and later in life.

Karl is actively involved in intervention research and policy analysis related to aging and health care, with an emphasis on evidence-based methods of developing a competent long-term care workforce.

His major programs of research include:

  • intergenerational relations in later life, with a focus on the quality of adult child–older parent relationships;
  • the dynamics of family caregiving for impaired elderly relatives;
  • long-term care for the elderly, with a focus on relationships between long-term care staff and family members of residents; and
  • conflict and abuse in families of the aged, including domestic and institutional abuse of older persons.


We recommend for guests to park in the N parking lot, which is a visitor parking lot across the street from the Lyle Hallman Institute (LHI). Parking is $5 for a day pass.

Please see the campus map for more information.

Event sponsored by: The Network for Aging Research at the University of Waterloo.

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