News Archive for Center on Aging
March 12, 2012
The professor stood in front of the unconventional class at a retirement community and asked: “What would you have done differently if you had known you might live to be 150 years old instead of the 80 years of life expectancy typical for Americans?” A hand shot up in the front row and an 85-year-old […]
February 16, 2012
Approximately every 8 seconds someone in this country turns 65. With each new older adult come new opportunities for those prepared to work with them. To help advisers interest students in the ever-expanding field of gerontology, the Center on Aging is sponsoring an information session from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the […]
December 6, 2011
The holidays can be a tough time for residents of nursing homes, especially those who recently made the transition from living on their own, according to a Kansas State University expert on aging. In some cases, nursing home residents may also be dealing with the loss of their lifelong partner and coming to terms with […]
November 29, 2011
College of Human Ecology faculty and staff gave to the All-University Campaign in record numbers this year, out pacing any other academic unit on campus with 78 percent participation. The college was the leader last year, too, with 71 percent participation. Two departments had 100 percent participation: Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and Apparel Textiles & […]
October 10, 2011
An aging simulation, a keynote from the secretary of the Kansas Department on Aging and a peek at the future of retirement communities will be part of an open house Friday, Oct. 28, sponsored by Kansas State University's Center on Aging. The open house will celebrate the partnership between the center and Meadowlark Hills Retirement […]
September 30, 2011
The College of Human Ecology set a record with 2,479 students this fall compared to 2,419 students in 2010. The university also has recorded its best enrollment, according to 20th-day figures announced by the Kansas Board of Regents. A record-breaking 23,863 students are attending K-State both on and off campus, up from 23,588 last year. […]
July 26, 2011
Gerontology may be a secondary major at K-State, but a growing number of students are citing it as a primary reason for success.
February 15, 2011
More than 250 students raised $100,165 at the annual Telefund this year. Funds will be spent on student scholarships, student projects and recruitment.
February 2, 2011
Debra Sellers will deliver the keynote address on “Triple Dynamite: Age, Attitude and Adaptability” at a conference on aging April 29 in Chanute. Mary Meck Higgins, associate professor in human nutrition, will lead a break-out session.
January 13, 2011
Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society, recently inducted several new members from Human Ecology.