Our Aging World

 

Note: If you are viewing this module over a wi-fi connection, the loading time may be a bit slow. To speed up the loading time you may need to hard wire (ethernet) your internet connection into your computer.  Also, you will need to allow browser pop-ups to allow for portal to external websites.

Objectives

  •  Differentiate life span and life expectancy.
  •  Recognize the role of gene-environment interaction on life expectancy.
  •  Recognize increased diversity within the aging population.
  •  Recognize the impact of the growing older adult population on society.
     

Additional Resources

 
 Gerontology Minor 
 Want to learn more about aging? A minor in Gerontology could provide you with interesting educational  opportunities, click to find out program details.

 

 

 

Blue Zones Information 
Researchers have found pockets of longevity in certain areas of the world, click the Blue Zones image to the right to find out where these pockets are found.

 

 

 
Life Expectancy Map 
Discover the diversity of life expectancy of males and females by county all over the United States.

 

 

 

  • Follow Us