Optimal Aging Colloquium Series

A seminar series of interest to the Silver Jackets.

The Optimal Aging Initiative of the School of Psychology at Georgia Tech seeks to foster knowledge-sharing and collaboration in translating research on the effects of aging into evidence-based ways to support the quality of life and competence of older adults.

“The Promise and Limits of Technology to Promote Successful Longevity”

February 28, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Neil Charness, PhD
Location: The GT Bill Moore Student Success Center,
Presidential Suites A&B
(Reception to follow)

Neil Charness, PhD
The William G. Chase Professor of Psychology
Director, Institute for Successful Longevity
Florida State University

We are in the midst of two revolutions. The 30-year longevity dividend acquired in the past century has contributed to widespread population aging. The rapid development and diffusion of technology, particularly information and communication technology, has provided unprecedented computing power to ordinary people. This research focuses on the promises and limits to using technology to address longevity concerns such as maintaining mobility and cognitive functioning.

Parking suggestion: the Burge Parking Deck is a pay lot on North Ave next to the Alumni House and across North Ave from the Bill Moore Student Success Center which is attached to Bobby Dodd Stadium. On the GT Campus Map, the lot is labeled Visitor Area 1.

Other upcoming seminars in the series:

(All presentations are scheduled 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

“Imaging in ‘Healthy’ Aging and Dementia: A Bigger Sandbox”

March 28th
Bruce Crosson, Departments of Neurology and
Radiology, Emory University, and Atlanta VA
Location: Peachtree Room, Student Center

“Hormonal Influences on Adult Development and Aging”

April 18th
Susan Resnick, Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience,
National Institutes of Health
Location: Peachtree Room, Student Center

“Optimizing Everyday Function in Older Adults: Translating the Evidence”

May 2nd
George W. Rebok, Department of Mental Health,
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Peachtree Room, Student Center

For further information on the series, contact:

Christopher Hertzog, School of Psychology (christopher.hertzog@psych.gatech.edu) or
Ann Pearman, School of Psychology (pearman6@mail.gatech.edu)