ISL Director Neil Charness receives the M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award
Neil Charness receives the M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for Applied Gerontology from the American Psychological Association
ISL Faculty Affiliates
Director Neil Charness and some of the many Faculty Affiliates of the Institute for Successful Longevity
Faculty and student presentations
Patty Born of the College of Business and doctoral students E. Tice Sirmans and Hugo M. Montesinos present a poster at an ISL Open House
J.R. Harding, an instructional specialist focusing in the Office of the Provost, and ISL’s Ashley Hall, at Transportation Day
Students guide an older driver through a CarFit at Transportation Day
Relationship between companion pets and older adults
Do companion pets help older adults? ISL researchers Natalie Sachs-Ericsson and Dawn Carr are looking into the question
ISL Brown Bag
Larry Polivka, Executive Director of The Claude Pepper Center, takes questions at an ISL Brown Bag session
Older Americans and sounds of a second language
Erin Ingvalson of the School of Communications Science and Disorders explains her research into how older Americans learn sounds of a second language
Critical assessments for students
Neil Charness and Walter Boot answer questions about their critical assessment of brain-training games
ISL Director Neil Charness talks with Gita Pittar and Marylyn Feaver at an ISL Open House at the Tallahassee Senior Center
ISL’s Open House drew a crowd of older adults to the Tallahassee Senior Center
ISL Brown Bag
Jean Munn of the College of Social Work talks on the burdens and benefits of caregiving at an ISL Brown Bag session
WFSU interviews ISL faculty
WFSU’s Tom Flanigan interviews ISL Director Neil Charness and Faculty Affiliate Walter Boot
ISL reaches out to the community
Ashley Artese, at left, a doctoral student in the College of Human Sciences, explains her research to Jean Souter, a resident at Westminster Oaks, during at ISL event at the residential community
Bringing leading experts to campus
Marcas Bamman of the University of Alabama at Birmingham talks to faculty, students and members of the public about his research on exercise as regenerative medicine as part of ISL's speaker series
Walter Boot honored by APA's Division 21
ISL Faculty Affiliate Walter Boot, right, receives the Earl Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement, given by Division 21 (Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology) of the American Psychological Association
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.
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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