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The Institute for Engaged Aging aims to discover, develop and disseminate best practices for engaged aging through research, education and community outreach. Institute initiatives will enable older adults to be engaged in family and community living regardless of their social, economic, or health status. Faculty Associates represent all colleges at Clemson University and also external agencies such as hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Research, educational programs and community outreach generated through the Institute are critical to meet the needs of a diverse older adult population in

the state and region as it experiences rapid growth due to the aging of indigenous citizens and the in-migration of retirees. Between 2000 and 2010, the elderly population increased by 30.2% in South Carolina, outpacing elderly population growth in the nation (10.7%) and the South (19.7%). Census estimates predict that the number of adults 65 and older is expected to double to almost 20 percent of the U.S. population by 2030 and, in South Carolina, the percentage will be even greater at 22 percent — which reflects its leading rate of growth of those over 65.

IEA Spotlight

A Matter of Balance Classes Beginning Early 2020

matter-of-balance.jpgThe Institute for Engaged Aging (IEA) is gearing up to continue its fall prevention initiative which includes an award-winning program, A Matter of Balance. A Matter of Balance classes can help reduce fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling. With funding from the Pete and Sally Smith Family Foundation, this program is offered at no cost by IEA. Participants can sign up for the classes in an informational meeting on Feb. 4, 2020 at 9 a.m. at Senior Solutions located at 101 Perry Avenue in Seneca. Contact Cheryl Dye at with any questions. Click here for more information about the classes and meeting times.

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