About Us

MISSION

Established in 2001, The RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies at Lasell College is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults through research, community partnerships, and teaching focused on aging, lifelong learning, and intergenerational programs.

LOCATION

The Fuss Center is housed at Lasell Village. The Village, a trend-setting continuing care retirement community, with a built-in lifelong learning component, is located on the Lasell College campus and serves as home to 210 elders. To reside at the Village, residents must commit to completing 450 hours of a formal, individualized continuing education program supervised by a full-time academic dean. This lifelong learning arrangement makes Lasell Village and its residents unique among retirement communities.

Fuss Center Research Affiliates and Fellows

The Fuss Center collaborates with scholars who hold a variety of aging interests. Research affiliates from diverse institutions conduct research and engage in related work involving the Center. Fuss Faculty Fellows from different departments at Lasell College participate in aging-focused teaching and intergenerational activities, as do Fuss Resident Fellows from Lasell Village.

Research Affiliates
Daniel Kempler, PhD/CCC
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Emerson College

Carrie Andreoletti, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychological Science Central Connecticut State University

Jennifer P. Leszczynski, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology Eastern Connecticut State University

Fuss Fellows
Kimberly Farah, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
Lasell College

Elisabeth M. Drake, ScD
Emeritus Associate Director for New Technologies MIT Energy Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lasell Village

Joann M. Montepare, Ph.D.
Director, RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies Professor of Psychology Lasell College/Lasell Village
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
617-663-7006
jmontepare@lasell.edu

News Highlight

State Board of Higher Education Approves New Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice  Wednesday, December 17, 2014The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has approved a new Master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Lasell that will offer students multiple concentrations in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Violence Prevention and Advocacy as well as a flexible Criminal Justice option. The online program launches in Fall 2015.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium

Lasell College Ranked Among Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report for 2014

- 25th in "Best Regional College" - North