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Celebrate Older Americans Month!

May 5, 2017   |   Alliance for Aging Research Team   |   Healthy Aging
Seniors sitting on the curb after a workout.

May is finally here, which means we can start celebrating Older Americans Month! This is a time to recognize older Americans for their many contributions, and we’re so excited to take part in honoring outstanding older adults this year.

This year the theme for Older Americans Month is “Age Out Loud,” which is designed to give a new voice to aging and highlight what older adults have to say. We’ll be celebrating this theme by posting new stories on inspiring older adults for our Aging in the 21st Century series. We encourage you to check out our previous stories that feature a champion swimmer, a foster grandparent, and an older adult who is redefining retirement.

This month includes great events that are related to geriatric health, and we want to share a couple of them. Find more information below.

GSIG Spring Seminar: The Contribution of Bone to Whole Organism Physiology, May 11, 12 p.m. ET

The Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) will host its spring seminar, featuring Dr. Gerard Karsenty, professor and chair of the Department of Genetics and Development at Columbia University Medical Center, New York City. Dr. Karsenty will present on “The Contribution of Bone to Whole Organism Physiology.” There will be a live videocast of the event. Find more information here.

Celebrating a Year Without a Stroke Twitter Chat, May 16, 2 p.m. ET

Join us for a Twitter chat on atrial-fibrillation and stroke. We will discuss the important relationship between atrial fibrillation and stroke, risk factors and symptoms, lifestyle tips to reduce stroke risk and prevent recurrent stroke, and valuable resources for patients and caregivers. Find more information here.

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