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Earn an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications right from your computer!  This dynamic and well respected program includes five interactive, online courses.  Students have access to the latest on home modification research, products, funding strategies, policies, and community planning.  CEU... Read More

Part 2 of New York Times Special Report: A tiny stumble, a life upended

After a fall, life is upended in an instant. A sudden loss of independence, an awkward reliance on... Read More

Experts advocate for the elderly at summit hosted by USC’s gerontology school

California’s rapidly aging population will need new design and policy innovations to help them live safely in their homes and communities, according to several experts who spoke at the 2014 Morton Kesten Summit. The event was hosted by the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Read More

New York Times Special Report: An Aging Nation Braces for More Deadly Falls

As the American population ages, the number of older people who fall and suffer serious, even fatal, injuries is soaring. So retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes where millions of older Americans live are trying to balance safety and their residents’ desire to live ... Read More

Leaders to address aging in place advancements at USC 2014 Morton Kesten Summit

Join us for the 2014 Morton Kesten Summit, Designing California's Future: Aging in Place Innovations, October 9, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. The Kesten Summi... Read More

USC Andrus Gerontology Center leads the way in Aging in Place Initiatives

In an article detailing initiatives to improve living accommodations for the aging population, USC’s very own Jon Pynoos highlights the importance of modifying homes to better fit the needs of seniors. Such measures have the potential to greatly lessen the financial burden on seniors and their fam... Read More