gerontology gerontology  /ˌdʒɛ rən ˈtɑ lə dʒi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The goal of gerontology is not to extend the upper limit of human life - now about 115 to 120 years of age - but to make the lives of the elderly less burdensome physically.
  2. Says John Horn, professor of gerontology at the University of Southern California: It's the equivalent of the old folks sitting around the village square.
  3. The red ribbon for AIDS and the pink ribbon of breast cancer will be replaced by gray ribbons of gerontology.

News

  1. Evelyn Kozak, at 113, oldest Jewish person

    NEW YORK — The world’s oldest Jewish person has died in New York City at age 113. Evelyn Kozak’s granddaughter, Brucha Weisberger, said she died early Tuesday in a hospital after suffering a heart attack the day before. Gerontology Research Group senior database administrator Robert Young said Mrs. Kozak was the world’s oldest documented Jewish person and the seventh-oldest person in the world ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. World's oldest Jewish person dies in NYC at 113

    NEW YORK — The world's oldest Jewish person has died in New York City at age 113. Evelyn Kozak's granddaughter Brucha (BROO'-kah) Weisberger says she died early Tuesday in a hospital after suffering a heart attack the day before. Gerontology Research Group senior database administrator Robert Young says Kozak was the world's oldest documented Jewish person and the seventh-oldest person in the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. A Place for Mom Launches Annual College Scholarship

    SEATTLE, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Place for Mom® (APFM), the nation's largest senior living referral service, has announced the launch of its first-ever scholarship to aid in the training and education of future senior living industry leaders in the area of gerontology....
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

Quotes

  1. "UNCG's Gerontology Program is one the top notch programs in North Carolina and America," said Beverly Perdue, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor. "Adding a faculty member with the background in gerontology and business will add to UNCG's...
    on Mar 21, 2007 By: Beverly Perdue Source: dBusinessNews Triad (press release)

  2. Bush added: "I used the same focus, intensity, and relentless effort to shelve over 450,000 books as a librarian's assistant at the East Asian Library, Gerontology Library, and Hoose Library Of Philosophy that I did to help lead the Trojans to the...
    on Jun 21, 2008 By: Reggie Bush Source: SportingNews.com

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