Older adults who participate in group activities such as exercising or learning to play an instrument gain benefits beyond the skills they are focused on. This article is a study review of Dr. Sam Tsugawa’s research on music teaching and learning among older adults. The review has been published with The Good Men Project. The author, Sammi Trujillo, is the Public Scholar Writer for the BYU Gerontology Program. She will graduate this year with a Bachelor's degree in Family Studies, with an emphasis on public writing in the social sciences. You can read her article here. Dr. Tsugawa’s article can be found on our Faculty Research page
Graduating at age 70, Chestnut’s story is unlike any other.
On January 16th, all Gerontology Minor students and Gerontology Club members were invited for pizza and socializing as we jumped into a new year and a new semester. We also gave a gift to all our students who are graduating this year.
Four BYU Gerontology students recently went to Miami Jewish Health Systems in Florida to work with Dr. Marc Agronin, his staff, and the residents of their facility. They received exceptional hands-on training. We will begin accepting applications for this internship opportunity in November for 2020.
The Society, Behavior, & Health International Studies Program, led by BYU Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad, invites students to the Italian island of Sardinia for an exceptional learning experience. Dr. Holt-Lunstad is an Affiliate of the Gerontology Program. Part of the experience includes interviews with centenarians in this "Blue Zone." Watch the incredible video.