Stories by Vincent Lim:
Study finds Latinos’ increased dementia risk linked to lower education levels
Roybal Institute research underscores the role that education plays in determining risk for Alzheimer’s disease as Latinos grow older.
Are baby boomers returning to religion?
Many are increasingly turning to houses of worship to find meaning as they age.
Facing old age behind bars: Photos illustrate aging inmates’ challenges
USC research fellow works with award-winning photographer on project they hope can kick off a conversation on how society views justice.
New two-year project looks at needs of L.A.’s chronically homeless
Project will explore ways to reduce the gap between the needs of L.A.’s chronically homeless and existing housing and support service options.
Caregivers can use a little help themselves
USC researcher leads a pilot intervention aimed at increasing the well-being of family caregivers in Los Angeles County.
Technology helps adults in Taiwan improve management of diabetes
An intergenerational program explores whether tablets can improve a person’s well-being.
Statistics show that HIV/AIDS is not just a young person’s disease
Documentary spotlights the growing epidemic among middle-aged and older adults in communities of color.
USC report highlights challenges for Los Angeles County’s aging adults
While overall life expectancy has improved, the study shows significant differences in health status by community.
An act of faith: the religious commitments of retired baby boomers
Researchers Vern Bengtson and Merril Silverstein ask people to ponder how their spiritual lives changed as they got older.
Study aims to help older Latinos with depression
Project Hope views the potential benefits of a cultural intervention for Spanish-speaking patients.
USC, Mexico team up as co-hosts of aging conference
An international workshop cites potential areas of collaborative research to support older adults.
Lincoln helps to craft statewide strategy on aging
Social work advocate covers long-term care at Senate Committee on Aging’s first hearing.
Lincoln awarded fellowship with Gerontological Society
National organization lauds the influential USC scholar’s research in social work.
Lincoln ranks among top African-American scholars in social work
The ranking is part of a study summarized in an article on research productivity among minority faculty.
Bengtson receives accolade named for sociology pace-setter
Litwak Award honors distinguished research in public health.
Professor challenges prevailing notions about faith
Vern Bengtson predicts baby boomers will take a prodigal path back to religion in later life much like previous generations of Americans.
Veterans face myriad challenges, former Army official says
Unprecedented health and social challenges face today’s returning military service members, according to former U.S. Secretary of the Army Togo West Jr.
Professor elected fellow of national society
Iris Chi has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
New center in geriatric social work set at USC
The USC School of Social Work has been selected to establish a Hartford Academic Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work.
Grad student’s research sparked by Roybal scholarship
With three master’s degrees in hand, David Rochman is pursuing another doctorate in social work with the goal of reforming the educational system.
Roybal Institute hosts health fair for men and families
To mark Men’s Health Month, the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work hosted Men’s Health Awareness Day.
Congresswoman speaks at advocacy event
Speaking at the first Advocates for African American Elders public event held in February, Rep. Maxine Waters said she believes her job is to fight for the care and support of seniors.
A documentary with the power to save lives
Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed that tells the shocking and inspiring life story of Vertus Hardiman, the victim of a horrifying medical experiment.
Aranda honored for work with aging Latinos
Maria Aranda was presented the California Elder Mental Health and Aging Coalition’s Older Adult Leadership and Advocacy Award.