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Wellness Coaching for Age

Matthew Fullen (Virginia Tech)

Most people think about aging in terms of physical health, but Matthew Fullen is focused on mental and emotional health in old age, as well. Fullen’s research suggests wellness coaches for older adults can help them navigate their later years.

12 mins

Feminist Elders

Corinne Field (University of Virginia)

These days, a lot of feminism is framed around young women rebelling against their mothers’ values. But that wasn’t always the case. Corinne Field says that in the 19th century, the most public and active feminists were over 50. She explains how their age helped lead the movement in earlier times and when things changed.

16 mins

Caring for Partners with Dementia

Toni Calasanti (Virginia Tech)

Caring for an aging spouse with dementia is difficult for anyone. But generally speaking, men and women take different approaches to their caregiving. Building off of her earlier research with heterosexual couples, Toni Calasanti is exploring how not just gender identity, but sexual orientation affect the way older partners care for their loved ones.

14 mins

Understanding Social Security

Barry Cobb and Jeff Smith (Virginia Military Institute)

When’s the best age to start drawing social security? Barry Cobb and Jeff Smith share their advice for calculating how to pay for your retirement.

10 mins

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