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.
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.
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
Kimberly Farah, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
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
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