Celebrate Healthy Aging Month this September

Did you know that USC is in the top five among research universities receiving the most funds ($92 million in 2020 alone) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute on Aging (NIA) for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research?

Alzheimer’s disease is a major focus of USC research and recently attracted a significant trustee gift for a joint USC-UCSD effort to study the disease. Additionally, the university has an estimated 50 researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, or age-related issues such as the challenges facing caregivers whose loved ones suffer from the disease.

With this is mind, faculty and staff are invited to join with the NIH in celebrating Healthy Aging Month this September. There’s a number of ways you can get involved:

  • Check out healthy aging tips on NIA’s Facebook page.
  • Check out the NIH’s Exercise and Older Adults Toolkit, which has materials that help raise awareness about the importance of exercise as you age.
  • Attend NIA’s Exercise & Healthy Aging: Expert Q&A at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 on NIA’s Facebook page to hear experts discuss research insights on exercise and aging for older adults.
  • Create your own customizable social media graphics for Healthy Aging Month (a how-to guide to use the materials is here)

To learn about healthy aging, visit the National Institute on Aging website.