Penn State students Amanda Gresh (left) and Courtney Polenick (right) help Annetta Pierce (middle), a resident at The Village at Penn State, learn to Skype.-Older adults learn to Skype with help from Penn State students

Older adults learn to Skype with help from Penn State students

Published on: Sep 18 2013

Courtney Polenick (HDFS graduate) and Amanda Gresh (HPA undergraduate) spent some time at The Village at Penn State teaching residents how to use their own computers and tablets so that they could...

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Influencing Social Activity Participation in Assisted Living

Published on: Sep 17 2013

Courtney Polenick, M.S. is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in human development and family studies and works with Lynn Martire and the Center for Healthy Aging. ElderBranch recently...

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Ideas for Intergenerational Living Newsletter

Published on: Aug 30 2013

This issue of the “Ideas for Intergenerational Living” newsletter provides several recent examples of how our Penn State group engages in new modes of teaching, research, and practice in the...

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Nancy Dennis, assistant professor of psychology at Penn State, studies memory and aging.-Not All Memories Fade With Age

Not All Memories Fade With Age

Published on: Aug 21 2013

Changes in brain activity compensate for some types of normal decline in our ability to remember.


It may happen more than you care to admit. You draw on a memory from the not-so-distant...

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-Adult day services for dementia patients provide stress relief to caregivers

Adult day services for dementia patients provide stress relief to caregivers

Published on: May 23 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Family caregivers of older adults with dementia are less stressed and their moods are improved on days when dementia patients receive adult day services (ADS), according to...

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State College Area High School students and older adult volunteers discuss the "Hitler's Daughter" story and issues of war and peace.-An Intergenerational Conversation about War, Peace, and Family Values

An Intergenerational Conversation about War, Peace, and Family Values

Published on: Apr 10 2013

On March 12, 2013, at the State College Area High School in Central Pennsylvania, all of the ingredients were in place for a memorable intergenerational dialogue about war, conflict, reconciliation...

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