USC Gerontology



The Necessity of Exercise: Physical Activity and Aging

As the aging population keeps increasing, more and more older people are recognizing a growing need for exercise in their lives. Maintaining an active lifestyle is crucial for sustaining health and happiness. Exercise can help older adults achieve a higher quality of life, and it can help them live longer as well. To learn more, […]

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Mental Health of an Aging Population

While many Americans aged 65 and over enjoy positive mental health, around 20% meet the criteria for mental health issues…

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Designing Technology for the Aging Population

While many older Americans use technology, it’s rarely designed with them in mind. Discover what people are predicting about the adoption of technology by Americans over age 65, barriers to usage, and strategies to engage seniors with technology. To learn more, checkout the infographic below created by University of Southern California’s Master of Arts in […]

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Americans Are Living Longer

The average life expectancy in America today is higher than in any other period in history. More specifically, data from a United Nations report shows that the number of people 65 years and older rose from 8% to 12% of the total population between 1950 and 2000. What’s more, this figure will rise to 20% […]

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