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Of grandparents, memories and the pandemic

While growing up in a small town in the eastern state of Bengal (India), our summer vacations would be spent in Kolkata at the maternal grandparents’ home. My grandfather would tell us haunting stories of poverty, hunger and death in the most quotidian manner. In doing so, he sought to make the spontaneity and unpredictability of life “knowable”.

Election for Treasurer

The Elections for Treasurer of AAGE will be open as of Monday July 13th. A single candidate, Jean J. Schensul, Ph.D., is running unopposed. You will receive an email with a link to a ballot. Please review the candidate’s bio and statement (below) and submit your vote by July 25th. Personal Statement: Jean J. Schensul, […]

“Age, Ability, and Healthcare” summer seminar, July 17-18 Hiram College

Collaborate in Addressing Ageism and Ableism in the Clinic and the Classroom  A Summer Seminar jointly sponsored by Hiram College’s Center for Literature and Medicine and NEOMED   Thursday & Friday, July 17 & 18, 2014 Hiram College (Hiram, OH)   Up to 12 hours of Continuing Professional Education credit for Medicine (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) and Pharmacy available. Participants may register for […]

“Playing Age” University of Toronto, Feb. 27-28, 2015 (deadline Sept. 5)

Call for Papers: Playing Age University of Toronto, Feb. 27-28, 2015 The symposium “Playing Age” offers a humanistic exploration of aging, old age, and inter-generational relations. Seminal theorists of play, from Johan Huizinga to Roger Caillois, claimed that rule-bounded games and mimetic enactments create a “magic circle” in which conflicts within the self and the […]

New Book: UNFORGOTTEN Love and the Culture of Dementia Care in India Bianca Brijnath

UNFORGOTTEN: Love and the Culture of Dementia Care in India Bianca Brijnath Announcing Volume 2, Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations series edited by Jay Sokolovsky in cooperation with AAGE. Bianca Brijnath’s first book, “Unforgotten: Love and Culture of Dementia Care in India” is due for release in July 2014. Here is what readers […]

Aging in an Age of Climate Change: Part 4, by Janelle Christensen

         Janelle Christensen, PhD, MPH (AAGE member since 2006). Janelle’s research interests lie at the intersection of disaster management and aging studies, exploring how community dwelling families respond to emergency preparedness and disaster planning while simultaneously providing care for family members with Alzheimer’s disease.  She completed both PhD in Applied Biocultural Medical Anthropology and a Masters […]

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