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Oct. 24, 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
pamela.young@emich.edu 734.487.4400

EMU gerontology program offers a look at family ties and aging Oct. 29

YPSILANTI — Global trends are showing that people are living longer now than any time in history and families are changing in numerous ways.

Dr. Ingrid Connidis, professor of sociology at the University of Western Ontario, will explore the nature of family ties and aging, during Eastern Michigan University’s Gerontology Program’s annual fall lecture, “Family Ties and Aging: Past, Present and Future,” Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m., Ballroom B, Student Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

An expert in aging and family relationships, Connidis will focus on trends and patterns in the U.S. and Canada. Her research has looked at work-family balance, sibling ties, family ties across generations, the family ties of gay and lesbian adults and step relationships.

In 2004 she was awarded the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of American for her work on intergenerational relations.

For more information, contact Kristine Ajrouch, gerontology program director, at 734.487.0012 or 734487.1361.

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