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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.

Health Coaches

Hypertension Control

Health Coaches Hypertension ControlCheryl Dye. Principal Investigator. J. Williams, Co-Investigator. Expanded Health Coaches For Hypertension Control. USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 9-30-2012 to 9 2013. $199,971. Funded. In this project volunteer community members are trained to be Health Coaches to those aged 45 years and above who have hypertension in order to help them learn to self-manage their hypertension through lifestyle changes and better medication management. Read More

Upcoming Events

NOV12

Study Abroad 101

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Martin Hall

NOV15

Study Abroad 101

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Martin Hall

NOV19

Study Abroad 101

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Martin Hall