Established in 1977-78, the Center for Gerontology serves as the organizational unit and focal point for aging-related activities at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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  • Reading Self-Perceived Ability, Enjoyment and Achievement: A Genetically Informative Study of Their Reciprocal Links Over Time 

    Malanchini, Margherita; Wang, Zhe; Voronin, Ivan; Schenker, Victoria J.; Plomin, Robert; Petrill, Stephen A.; Kovas, Yulia (2017-04)
    Extant literature has established a consistent association between aspects of reading motivation, such as enjoyment and self-perceived ability, and reading achievement, in that more motivated readers are generally more ...
  • Professional Caregivers: What You Can Do to Prevent Falls in Older Adults 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2013-10)
    Falling is a major public health concern for older adults. One in 3 adults aged 65+ and 1 in 2 adults aged 80+ fall each year, often suffering major changes to health and quality of life. Unintentional falls and traumatic ...
  • Overview: Risk of Falling and Older Adults 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2013-10)
    Falls are a major public health concern for older adults. Annually, 1 out of 3 Americans aged 65+ experiences a fall. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of hospitalization ...
  • Fall Prevention in Late Life 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2013-10)
    Falling is a major public health concern for older adults. One in 3 adults aged 65+ and 1 in 2 adults aged 80+ fall each year, often suffering major changes to health and quality of life. Unintentional falls and traumatic ...
  • Fear of Falling and Older Adults: Finding Balance 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2013-10)
    Falls are a major public health concern for older adults. Annually, 1 out of every 3 Americans aged 65+ experiences a fall. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of ...
  • Dynamical Properties of Postural Control in Obese Community-Dwelling Older Adults 

    Frames, Christopher W.; Soangra, Rahul; Lockhart, Thurmon E.; Lach, John; Ha, Dong Sam; Roberto, Karen A.; Lieberman, Abraham (MDPI, 2018-05-24)
    Postural control is a key aspect in preventing falls. The aim of this study was to determine if obesity affected balance in community-dwelling older adults and serve as an indicator of fall risk. The participants were ...
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Spring 2016 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Fall 2014/Winter 2015 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Spring 2010 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2010)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Fall 2010 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2010)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Fall 2009 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2009)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Spring 2009 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2009)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Fall 2011 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2011)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Spring 2011 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2011)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Special Edition 2008 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2008)
    This special edition of the Center for Gerontology newsletter commemorates the center's 30th anniversary.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Fall 2012 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, 2013 35th Anniversary Edition 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    This special edition of the Center for Gerontology newsletter commemorates the center's 35th anniversary.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Fall 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Spring 2012 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Spring 2015 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.

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