• Latest edition of ISL Newsletter now available

    Read about the status of elder care in American and more

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  • ISL researchers part of $14.7-million grant

    The team will explore how technology can support older adults

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  • ISL researchers use AI to prompt older adults’ participation in research

    Their study is supported by the National Institutes of Health

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  • Dawn Carr wins Ewald W. Busse Research Award for work on aging and health

    The Director of the Pepper Center is a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity

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  • Read about Amy Kim's Pickleball research with older adults

    Her research is featured in the February edition of the ISL Newsletter

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  • Researching novel technology solutions to support social and cognitive engagement

    ISL Associate Director Walter Boot writes about ongoing research on older adults and technology use

    READ THE ISL BLOG HERE
  • Yan Li wins $1.8-million grant from National Institutes of Health

    Her team will use artificially grown, simplified mini-organs to create medicine that targets brain cells damaged by stroke

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  • Amy Mullins wins ISL scholarship

    She is a doctoral candidate in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology

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  • COVID and cognitive health

    In the latest ISL Blog, Director Neil Charness reviews the latest research and finds reasons for concern

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The Institute for Successful Longevity conducts research into how to live longer, stay active and be fully engaged in life. The institute takes a multidisciplinary approach to better explore the complexities of life as an older individual.

Over the last century Americans witnessed tremendous gains in longevity, but successful longevity is more than living to a great, old age. It is about living well as we grow older.

Living well means many things, so we draw on the talents of researchers in many fields across the Florida State University campus to look at health, cognition, recreation, mobility, financial security and other concerns.

In the past, aging was seen as a problem, a condition or malady. Today at FSU’s Institute for Successful Longevity, we see aging as a natural stage of life, and our researchers look at all the components of an older person’s experience as we pursue the causes of age-related cognitive and physical decline and translate those discoveries into practices and interventions that slow or halt these changes.

Our Goals


To understand the mechanisms of age-associated disorders and functional and cognitive declines.


To develop the best holistic interventions to counter those declines.

 

To disseminate this knowledge to the community, to aging adults and to their care-givers.


To cultivate the scientific, social, and political leadership on this issue that will engage the nation.


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