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30 Memorable Events from 1986

Author: Sarah DiGiovine

Date: April 26th, 2016

Do you remember these 30 events from 30 years ago?


Champion Senior Swimmer DeEtte Sauer Finds Her 'Bliss Point'

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: April 22nd, 2016

In this second entry in the Aging in the 21st Century series, champion swimmer DeEtte Sauer talks about finding her "bliss point" as an older adult and the long road it took to get there. 


Today We Turn 30

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: April 11th, 2016

Today, the Alliance celebrates its 30th birthday.


Advancing Science for Longer, Healthier Lives

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: April 1st, 2016

Why do we advocate for medical research? Our first entry in the Who We Are blog series offers insights. 


Carstensen, Cassidy to Be Honored at 2016 Alliance Dinner

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 24th, 2016

The Alliance has named Laura L. Carstensen, Ph.D., as its 2016 Silver Innovator Award winner and Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D., from Louisiana as its 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award winner.


Beverlye Hyman Fead: Don't Be Afraid of Aging

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 17th, 2016

An older adult offers this advice: Don't be afraid of aging.


Celebrating 30 Years over 30 Weeks

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 10th, 2016

We kick off a 30-week campaign to celebrate the Alliance's 30 years of advancing science and enhancing lives.


We Bring People and Organizations Together to Advance Science

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 13th, 2016

A major way the Alliance advances science is through building coalitions of diverse organizations and individuals to bring visibility and support to health research, with the ultimate goal of improving the healthy length and quality of life for everyone. Learn more. 


Lives Changed: Lori Greene's Journey with Stroke

Author: Lori Greene

Date: May 17th, 2016

In the first entry in our blog series, Lives Changed, Lori Greene shares her journey with stroke. 


My Korean Mom Says She’s Ready to Slow Down…And I Finally Sort of Believe Her

Author: Trish Broome

Date: June 2nd, 2016

In our latest entry in the Aging in the 21st Century series, writer Trish Broome lovingly shares the inspiring story of her mom, Korean-American Bok Ja "Pepsi" Smith.


Health Education for Older Adults a Big Part of Who We Are

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 9th, 2016

When older adults and their caregivers have access to educational resources, they can make more informed decisions about their health. Serving as a source for reliable information on the health and well-being of older people is a big part of who we are.


A Look Back at Alliance Dinner Speeches Past

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 5th, 2016

Welcome to the next edition of the Artifacts Collection. For this edition, we take a step back into our digital archives to show you the speeches of two of our previous Annual Dinner honorees: Dr. Rudy Tanzi and Jeremy Bloom.


A Look Back at Alliance Dinner Speeches Past, Part III

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 22nd, 2016

Welcome to the next edition of the Artifacts Collection. For this edition, we share the speeches of two more of our previous Annual Dinner honorees: J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., and the Hon. Allyson Y. Schwartz.


Lives Changed: Grandmother's Alzheimer's Diagnosis Impacts Change

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: June 30th, 2016

In this Lives Changed entry, Alliance for Aging Research's Communications Associate Breanna Bishop recounts how her grandmother's Alzheimer's disease diagnosis impacted her life. Here is the story of how this experience led her to want to make a difference in the lives of others affected by the disease.


The Alliance's Sue Peschin on the Value of Aging in Society

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 6th, 2016

The president and CEO of the Alliance, Sue Peschin, MHS, discusses the value of aging in American society.


Artifacts Collection: Alliance Images from the 1980s

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 15th, 2016

Welcome to the next entry in the Artifacts Collection as we share some images from the 1980s.


The History of the Alliance for Aging Research, Part I

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 20th, 2016

Learn more about the story of the Alliance for Aging Research in this four-part series, narrated by our founder, Dan Perry. Part I explores the inspiration behind our creation in 1986.


A Look Back at Alliance Dinner Speeches Past, Part II

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 25th, 2016

Welcome to the next edition of the Artifacts Collection. For this edition, we take another step back into our digital archives to show you the speeches of two more of our previous Annual Dinner honorees: Scott Simon and Mitchell E. Daniels Jr.


Welcome to the Artifacts Collection

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: April 7th, 2016

Welcome to Part 1 of the Artifacts Collection, where we display items we've unearthed from our past 30 years of history.


The History of the Alliance for Aging Research, Part II

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 27th, 2016

Learn more about the story of the Alliance for Aging Research in this four-part series, narrated by our founder, Dan Perry. Part II explores the beginning of the organization.


The History of the Alliance for Aging Research, Part III

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 3rd, 2016

Learn more about the story of the Alliance for Aging Research in this four-part series, narrated by our founder, Dan Perry. Part III chronicles the Alliance's first steps in making an impact as an organization.


The History of the Alliance for Aging Research, Part IV

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 9th, 2016

Learn more about the story of the Alliance for Aging Research in this four-part series, narrated by our founder, Dan Perry. Part IV chronicles the Alliance's activities from the mid-1990s to present day.


A Look at Past Alliance Highlight Videos

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 16th, 2016

Welcome to the next edition of the Artifacts Collection. For this edition, check out our annual highlight videos from years past.


A Look at Alliance Annual Reports Past

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: August 24th, 2016

In this edition of the Artifacts Collection, we take you on a journey through the covers of our past annual reports.


We Raise Awareness So You Can Age Healthy

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 1st, 2016

September is Healthy Aging Month, and we could not be more excited! Learn how we raise awareness to help you age healthy.


What My Grandparents Mean to Me (And a Word about My Mom)

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 7th, 2016

Sunday is Grandparents Day. This is the story of some amazing grandparents. 


We Are Family: Alzheimer's Caregivers and the Role of Community

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 16th, 2016

Jeanie Harris and Sharon R. Melancon had their lives changed when their 91-year-old mom, Peggy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Here is their story of how they endured the heartache of losing their mom, found the support in the love of family, and started a community to connect their fellow Alzheimer's caregivers.

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