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10 AM - Faculty/researcher presentation:
- "Translational Research and Aging: Connecting Science and Service"
- 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Sun Life Financial Auditorium, LHS 1621)
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" on sale after the presentation.
- Karl's newest book "30 Lessons for Loving" will be on sale as well.
1 PM - Reception:
- Snacks and beverages will be available for guests
- 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Fireplace Lounge, LHS 1656)
About the Faculty presentation
A pressing issue in the field of gerontology is the relationship between basic research and practice. This presentation examines how we might create a more seamless link between science and service in the field of aging.
Karl Pillemer will explore the question: “What should we be doing to translate the body of gerontological research into practical solutions for the challenges of later life?”
There is a need to create a more seamless relationship among the following:
- the activities of fundamental scientific discovery in gerontology and geriatrics;
- the development of effective treatments and interventions; and
- the eventual adoption of these treatments/interventions by practitioners in the community, the nursing home, health care settings, and policy.
This presentation profiles several innovative tools (developed at the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging) for bridging the research–practice gap.
About the Public presentation
Can our elders serve as “experts” on how to live our lives? To answer this question, Karl Pillemer decided to seek advice on how to live from the oldest Americans.
In the Cornell Legacy Project, he surveyed over 1200 elders, asking them for their most important lessons for living – on topics like marriage, career, parenting, aging, regrets, happiness, and overcoming loss.
In this presentation, he highlights some of the key findings from the project, focusing on practical advice from the “Greatest Generation” for living a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
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.
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