GROWTH News

The UNCG Gerontology Research, Outreach, Workforce, & Teaching Hub (GROWTH)

  • GROWTH is a cooperative group of UNCG faculty affiliates who facilitate and support transdisciplinary aging-related research, education and outreach across our campus and community.
  • All UNCG faculty currently engaged in aging-related research, teaching or outreach are invited to contact the UNCG Gerontology Program Coordinator Rebecca Adams to inquire about participation in GROWTH as a faculty affiliate or to be added to the invitation list for the GROWTH Lunch “N” Learn events. 
  • All community members interested in UNCG GROWTH news — including GROWTH Lunch & Learn events such as those included below — are invited to e-mail your contact information (name, email address, job title, organizational affiliation, address, city, state, and zip code) to Rebecca Adams r_adams@uncg.edu so we may alert you to future GROWTH news and events. 

Historical Highlights of the UNCG Gerontology Program

Recent GROWTH events!

  • Wednesday • October 26, 2016 • 12:00- 1:30 p.m.
    GROWTH Lunch & Learn
    Don’t Refer to Me as Old or Aging: Understanding Older Consumers
    presented by Dr. Jiyoung Hwang, Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Bryan School of Business & Economics at UNCG.

    Download (PDF, 175KB)

  • Thursday • March 24, 2016 • 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
    GROWTH Lunch & Learn
    Learning from Senior Welfare Policies of Seoul, South Korea
    presented by Jaesam Yoon, M.P.P.A., Director of the Disability Welfare Policy Division of the Seoul [Korea] Metropolitan Government, our UNCG Gerontology Visiting Scholar 2015-2017.

    Download (PDF, 199KB)

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
    GROWTH Lunch & Learn
    Embracing Their Reality — Providing Positive Dementia Care
    presented by Rachel Wonderlin, MS in Gerontology, Dementia Care Director with Blue Harbor Senior Living.

    Download (PDF, 256KB)

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
    GROWTH Lunch & Learn
    Listening for Life:  Hearing Health Care in Aging Populations
    presented by Lisa Fox-Thomas, PhD, CCC-A

    Download (PDF, 176KB)

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:00-1:15 p.m.
    GROWTH Lunch & Learn
    Music, Aging, and Well-Being: Deadheads and Other Babyboomers
    presented by Rebecca Adams, PhD
    Edwards Lounge, Stone Building, UNCG

    Download (PDF, 162KB)

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 12:00 to 1:15 p.m.
    GROWTH Lunch & Learn
    Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Patterns of Community
    Edwards Lounge, Stone Building, UNCG
    presented by Julia Hahmann, PhD,  Gerontology Program Visiting Scholar

    Download (PDF, 137KB)

  • Wednesday January 21, 2015, 12:00-1:15 p.m.
    GROWTH Lunch & Learn
    Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Aging

    presented by Dianne Welsh, PhD, Hayes Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship at UNCG and Fulbright Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe

    Download (PDF, 327KB)

  • December 3, 2014 12:00-1:15 p.m.
    GROWTH Lunch & Learn
    Making Community Events Accessible to Older Adults
    presented by Betha Barba and Anita Tesh of the UNCG School of Nursing.
    Edwards Lounge, Stone Building, UNCG

    Download (PDF, 200KB)

  • Nov. 11, 2014
    GROWTH Lunch & Learn
    Emerging Trends in Family Caregiving Using the Life Course Perspective
    presented by Elise Eifert
    Edwards Lounge, Stone Building, UNCG

    Download (PDF, 165KB)

  • April 6-12, 2014 Careers in Aging Week, nationwide
  • April 3-6, 2014 Southern Gerontological Society (SGS) annual conference in LIttle Rock, AR. http://www.southerngerontologicalsociety.org/
  • March 20, 2014 Gerontology Research Network (GRN) Lunch & Learn
    Compassionate Communication at End of Life presented by Christine Davis, PhD, of UNC-Charlotte. 
  • March 11-15, 2014 American Society on Aging (ASA) annual conference in San Diego, CA.  http://asaging.org/
  • February 27-March 2, 2014 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) annual conference in Denver, CO.
  • February 6, 2014  Gerontology Research Network (GRN) Lunch & Learn
    Health Risks that Double Disability for Older Americans with Diabetes: Results from a National Longitudinal Study by Sarah Laditke, PhD, UNC-Charlotte.
  • November 13, 2013  Gerontology Research Network (GRN) Lunch & Learn
    Administration of a retirement care  facility and highlighted research opportunities between WellSpring and UNCG presented by Steve Fleming, CEO of WellSpring.  See the  flyer.
  • January 2013 Gerontology Research Network (GRN) Lunch & Learn
    “Loneliness in Mid-and-Later Life”.

 

2013 Flash Back <<< >>> Fast Forward

In September 2013 the UNCG Gerontology Program hosted an event celebrating our history and envisioning our future.  Enjoy a video gleaned from this day’s event at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

UNCG Gerontology “Aging is Good Business” Summits

Prior to 2013 rebranding as the UNCG Gerontology Research, Outreach, Workforce, and Teaching Hub (GROWTH) the UNCG Gerontology Program hosted major annual Aging is Good Business summits.

UNCG Gerontology Research Network (pre-2013)

Also before UNCG Gerontology Research, Outreach, Workforce, and Teaching Hub (GROWTH) rebranding, UNCG faculty interests and research in aging were coordinated through a Gerontology Research Network (GRN).  Early UNCG Gerontology Research Network (GRN) Newsletters, provided below, offer a glimpse into our previous news and engagements from 2008 to 2012.

Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 77 (March 22, 2012)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 76 (February 23, 2012)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 75 (January 25, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 74 (November 7, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 73 (October 17, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 72 (October 5, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 71 (September 28, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 70 (September 15, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 69 (August 29, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 68 (May 9, 2011) (Newsletter indicates Issue 67 but this IS Issue 68.)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 67 (April 27, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 66 (April 6, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 65 (March 30, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 64 (March 16, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 63 (March 2, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 62 (February 22, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 61 (February 16, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 60 (February 9, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 59 (February 2, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 58 (January 26, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 57 (January 20, 2011)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 56 (January 11, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 55 (December 14, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 54 (December 2, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 53 (November 23, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 52 (November 11, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 51 (October 27, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 50 (October 6, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 49 (September 29, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 48 (September 22, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 47 (September 15, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 46 (September 8, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 45 (August 25, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 44 (May 5, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 43 (April 28, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 42 (April 22, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 41 (April 15, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 40 (April 7, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 39 (April 1, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 38 (March 26, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 37 (March 17, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 36 (March 3, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 35 (February 24, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 34 (February 17, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 33 (February 10, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 32 (February 3, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 31 (January 26, 2010)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 30 (December 17, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 29 (December 17, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 28 (December 9, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 27 (November 24, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 26 (November 18, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 25 (November 11, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 24 (November 4, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 23 (October 28, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 22 (October 19, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 21 (October 5, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 20 (September 30, 2009)
>Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 19 (September 23, 2009)
>Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 18 (September 6, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 17 (September 9, 2009)
>Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 16 (September 2, 2009)
>Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 15 (April 15, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 14 (April 1, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 13 (March 17, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 12 (February 24, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 11 (February 17, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 10 (February 10, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 9 (February ?, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 8 (February 6, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 7 (January 23, 2009)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 6 (December 2, 2008)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 5 (November 18, 2008)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 4 (November 11, 2008)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 3 (November 4, 2008)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 2 (October 28, 2008)
Gerontology Research Network Newsletter Issue 1 (October 14, 2008)