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gerontology

je ruhn to luh jee

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The red ribbon for AIDS and the pink ribbon of breast cancer will be replaced by gray ribbons of gerontology.
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  • 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 ...
    June 15, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • 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....
    June 11, 2013 - PR Newswire
Quotes

  • Beverly Perdue in dBusinessNews Triad (press release)
    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...
  • Reggie Bush in SportingNews.com
    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...

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