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Fourth Annual Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Symposium

The Institute for Successful Longevity is a co-sponsor of the Fourth Annual Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Symposium, August 17 at Westminster Oaks in Tallahassee.

Antonio Terracciano named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America

Congratulations to Antonio Terracciano, a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity and an associate professor in the Department of Geriatrics in FSU’s College of Medicine, who has been named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

Faculty Affiliates awarded ISL Planning Grants

Congratulations to the ISL Faculty Affiliates who have been awarded planning grants from the Institute for Successful Longevity.

The ISL Planning Grants support research in a new direction or provide continuing support of existing research with the goal of improving the opportunity for successful longevity.

Two ISL Faculty Affiliates among FSU Fulbright Scholars for 2018-19

Anne Barrett and Miles Taylor, both Faculty Affiliates of the Institute for Successful Longevity, are among the eight Florida State University faculty members who have earned grants from the Fulbright Scholar Program this year.

International Association of Applied Psychology honors Amy Ai for contributions to health psychology

Amy Ai, professor in Florida State University’s College of Social Work and a Faculty Affiliate with the Institute for Successful Longevity, has been honored by the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) for her long and distinguished history of scientific contributions to health psychology.

Using Artificial Intelligence to help older adults and others

The progress of technology in leaps and bounds has resulted in the generation of an enormous amount of digital data in the modern era. Against this backdrop, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a useful mechanism to automatically organize and categorize data and to leverage useful patterns in the data to make intelligent predictions for the future from past observations.

Neil Charness receives two honors for a career of work on longevity and technology for older adults

Neil Charness, the William G. Chase Professor of Psychology and director of FSU’s Institute for Successful Longevity, has received two honors for a career of work on longevity and on technology for older adults.

ISL’s latest newsletters: Companion Pets and FSU as an Age Friendly University

The latest edition of the Institute for Successful Longevity’s Newsletter features the work of two ISL researchers looking into the question of whether companion pets can ease the loneliness that worries some older adults.

Read the full newsletter here: ISL NEWSLETTER January 2018 – FINAL


When I was in college, my mother died during my junior year following a two-year struggle with cancer. As difficult as it was for me to lose her, my dad was in his early 50s and had to face changes in his life that were well beyond my comprehension as a 21-year-old. My mom and dad had been married 31 years when my mom died, and they had been together since the eighth grade. It’s hard to believe anyone could recover from something like that. And the truth is, not everyone fully adjusts to widowhood. So, why do some people do better than others?

FSU, an Age-Friendly University

Florida State University was recently awarded the designation of being an Age-Friendly University. The age-friendly university initiative is an international effort, started in Ireland by Dublin City University, and it fits nicely with initiatives such as WHO’s age-friendly city and community effort, being spearheaded locally by Sheila Salyer and the Tallahassee Senior Center. These initiatives represent grassroots efforts to address the challenges of an aging society.