The Institute for Engaged Aging aims to discover, develop and disseminate best practices for engaged aging through research, education and community outreach.
The Institute for Engaged Aging aims to discover, develop and disseminate best practices for engaged aging through research, education and community outreach. Institute initiatives will enable older adults to be engaged in family and community living regardless of their social, economic, or health status. Faculty Associates represent all colleges at Clemson University and also external agencies such as hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Research, educational programs and community outreach generated through the Institute are critical to meet the needs of a diverse older adult population in the state and region as it experiences rapid growth due to the aging of indigenous citizens and the in-migration of retirees. Between 2000 and 2010, the elderly population increased by 30.2% in South Carolina, outpacing elderly population growth in the nation (10.7%) and the South (19.7%). Census estimates predict that the number of adults 65 and older is expected to double to almost 20 percent of the U.S. population by 2030 and, in South Carolina, the percentage will be even greater at 22 percent — which reflects its leading rate of growth of those over 65.
Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging
S.C. Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell and 'The Face of Aging' — YouTube
Extension — Personal Finance
US Department of Agriculture
South Carolina Access — Aging and Disability Information
Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
Alliance for Aging Research
American Society on Aging (ASA)
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
Leading Age: Expanding the World of Possibilities for Aging (formerly AAHSA)
National Association of State United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUA)
National Institute on Aging (NIH)
U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA)
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