UNCG Gerontology Program

School of Health and Human Sciences

UNCG Gerontology Program visiting Assistant Professor, Julia Hahmann, PhD presented “Older adults’ concepts of fictive kin in Germany” at a Forum hosted by the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology on January 30, 2015.
Dr. Hahmann’s research focuses on sociology of the family with special interest in the role of friendship in constructing families.
During a post-doctoral appointment with the UNCG Gerontology Program in 2014- 2015, Dr. Hahmann investigated the development of communal and friendship ties among older adults who have relocated to Well-Spring, a continuing care retirement community in Greensboro.   A brief overview of her project proposal is described at  http://www.julia-hahmann.de/en/habilitation-2.html.

In April 2015 Dr. Hahmann returned to her teaching position at the University of Vechta, Germany, where she specializes in empirical gerontology and research methods.
Pictured are gerontologists and sociologists from Virginia Tech Pamela Teaster, Karen Roberto, Neal King, Rosemary Blieszner, Rebecca Adams (UNCG), Julia Hahmann (University of Vechta), and Anisa Zvonkovic.