Fuss Center Activities

The Fuss Center is engaged in a variety of research and teaching activities that explore different aspects of  life-span development, with special attention to intergenerational exchange. Internships offer students their first opportunity to conduct age-focused research.

RECENT GRANT-SUPPORTED WORK

2015

Bridges Together :Intergenerational Pre-K Program Development Grant,  In collaboration with Lasell College Rockwell Child Study Center, Lasell Village, and the Newton Council on Aging
Bridges Together: Plan Your Intergenerational Program Workshop Grant

2014
Talk of Ages Summit: Promoting Aging Knowledge in Higher Education supported by an award from APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science

2013
Talk of Ages: A Web Resource for Integrating Aging Content and Intergenerational Activities into Psychology Classes supported by an award from the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science

2009-2013
Transitions to Encore Careers: Expanding the Encore Work Continuum. In collaboration with Discovering What’s Next (DWN) with support from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Transition to Encore Careers: Building Pathways to New Opportunities, In collaboration with Discovering What’s Next (DWN) with support from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation
transitioning to Encore Careers: A Community-based Program to Provide Guidance and Support for Older Adults Seeking New Work Opportunities, In collaboration with Discovering What’s Next (DWN) with support from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation

2009-2012
Students as Investigators: Increasing Academic Challenge through Undergraduate Research across the Curriculum, in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs with support from the Davis Educational Foundation

STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROJECTS

Jacquelyn Pendergast, Courtney Connolly, Emma Strickland, Luis Franco
Peer versus Intergenerational Approaches in Everyday Problem Solving

Beatrice  Boisvert
Age Differences in Perceptual Illusions

Meghan Conte
Fashion and the Aging Self

Petar Petrov
Personal Models of Development: A Life Drawing Analysis
Cultural Messages of Personal Development, Subjective Age, and Age Attitudes in Birthday Cards

Jenny Swanson, Emily Cooper
Intergenerational Perspectives on Wisdom
Variations in Subjective Age and Adults’ Perceptions of Wisdom
Shifting Age Identities in Young Adults

Social Perceptions of LGBT Elders
 

Katelyn Gormley, Shahin Allahverdi 
Knowledge and Perceptions of HIV/AIDS across Gender, Age, and Cohort

Aaron Paniccia
Assessing the Feasibility of an Intergenerational Job Bank: Views of College Students and Local Elders

RECENT PRESENTATIONS ON AGE-FRIENDLY INITIATIVES

Talk of Ages: A Program for Engaging Older and Younger Learners Across the Curriculum

Age-Friendly Universities Conference, Dublin, Ireland
Joann Montepare, Kimberly Farah

Connecting Age-Friendly Course Activities with Age-Friendly Community Initiatives

Age-Friendly Universities Conference, Dublin, Ireland
Joann Montepare, Kimbely Farah

Building Capacity through Faculty Fellows

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education,  Long Beach CA
Kimberly Farah, Joann Montepare , Zane Zheng

Talk of Ages Summit - Starting a State-Wide Conversation about Age-Friendly College Campuses
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education,  Long Beach, CA
Joann Montepare, Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Barbara Vacarr, Nina Silverstein

Taking "Age" Out of Intergenerational Programs: A New Model for Connecting Older and Younger Adults in Classrooms and Communities
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Denver, CO
Carrie Andreoletti, Anne Barrett, A.,  Christine Fruhauf, Jennider Leszczynski, Joann Montepare 

Engaging Older Adults in College Classes: Three Innovative Intergenerational Formats
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Arlington, VA
Joann Montepare, Mimi Reddicliffe, Richard Bath

New Work, New Stories: A Community Program to Empower Older Adults Seeking Encore Careers
International Conference on Positive Aging, Los Angeles, CA
Joann Montepare, Doug Dickson, Carole Greenfield, Devra Simon, Kathy Burns

The Role of Peer Mentor in a Community Program for Aging Adults Exploring Encore Careers
American Society on Aging, Washington, DC
Joann Montepare