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Implications of the Social World in Late Life

April 3, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center
636 W. Call St.

The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy Public Policy with support from the Dempsey Barron Initiative presents a talk by Karen L. Fingerman, Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and Co-Director of the Aging and Longevity Center, University of Texas at Austin.

The social world exerts an increasing influence on individuals as they age. While the benefits of close ties have long been recognized, researchers are beginning to investigate how more diverse ties influence older adults’ emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being.

This talk will focus on what we know about close and weak ties in late life.

Reception to follow, hosted by the Institute for Successful Longevity.