Gerontology Institute Director Len Fishman says three-fourths of Americans age 65 and older intend to live in their own homes for the rest of their lives. This means a combination of tweaks and technology must be used to keep them safe and self-sufficient.
This week the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston convened an older driver safety summit, a “call to action” as the state’s over-65 population is growing at a record pace, and car accidents involving older drivers account for one in five crash-related hospital stays in the state.
Craig Murphy, co-director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability, comments on the potential effectiveness of a program pairing poverty scholars run by Academics Stand Against Poverty, an international association that helps scholars and teachers address the major issues in poverty.
Associate Professor of Economics Adugna Lemi says the presumed link between foreign direct investment targeted to the service sector and an overall improvement in the living standard remains inconclusive at best.