Networking: 3:30 pm
Discussion: 4-5 pm
This week we'll discuss a new initiative designed to attract scientists from multiple disciplines at Georgia Tech to address how to optimize the level of function and quality of life of adults from midlife through old age. Enhancing older adults’ physical, cognitive, psychological, and practical well-being requires both cutting-edge science on the nature of aging and translational work on how to support everyday functioning, including practical aspects like how older adults meet challenges of everyday life in the face of physical and cognitive challenges that can accompany aging. Technology provides important new options for assessment of individuals as they age, and with providing support to enhance and maintain the level of function as people age.
Christopher Hertzog and Ann Pearman of the Georgia Tech School of Psychology will briefly describe one recently submitted grant proposal involving IPaT scientists and themselves as an example. They seek to explore other ways in which marrying insights from multiple disciplines on aging to psychological and technological innovation on supporting older adults may lead to new approaches to maximize human potential during transitions from the working years into retirement and late life.
Christopher Hertzog, Professor, School of Psychology
Ann Pearman, Research Scientist, School of Psychology