A New LTSS Center Project: Climate Change and Older Adults
Are you concerned about how climate change could be affecting the older population?
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The quantity of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has risen to record levels in the past century, according to the United Nations. How could this impact the older adult population? Read more...
The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston and the Sustainable Solutions Lab (SSL) at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) are working together to find out just how the corresponding change in the global climate is affecting the older adult population.
The research project, which runs through this fall, will include a review of the literature on climate change and older adults, and will produce a final report exploring:
- The characteristics that make older adults more vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
- The health impacts of environmental hazards and climate change on older adults.
- Strategies for addressing these concerns and helping this vulnerable population.
CLICK HERE to learn more about this project.
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