May "One for the Ages" Lunchtime Presentation


Join us as we celebrate our centennial anniversary! For 100 years, we have been providing research, education, and service to make a positive difference for the aging population, and we are celebrating this milestone all year long! Throughout the year, we will host virtual presentations covering various topics.

On Wednesday, May 18 at 12 PM ET, join us for a virtual lunchtime presentation on “Resilience and Aging: How COVID-19 Informs How We Can Better Navigate Setbacks and Challenges that come with Aging,” presented by alumna Dr. Dawn Carr.

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“Resilience and Aging: How COVID-19 Informs How We Can Better Navigate Setbacks and Challenges that come with Aging” 

Dr. Carr will describe the role of psychological resilience in shaping aging processes. This presentation will introduce the concept of resilience as a psychological resource and highlight recent research that provides insights based on studies evaluating responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in later life. Dr. Carr will also describe some potential implications of these findings for increasing positive outcomes as people move through later life.


Dr. Dawn Carr - BA (Arizona State), MGS & Ph.D. (Miami University)

Dawn Carr is a Faculty Associate of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, the incoming Executive Director of the Claude Pepper Center, and Associate Professor of Sociology at Florida State University. Carr’s research focuses on understanding the factors that bolster older adults’ ability to remain healthy and active as long as possible, especially in association with key life transitions and stressful experiences. Before joining Florida State University in 2016, she was a researcher at the Stanford Center on Longevity, a postdoctoral fellow in the Carolina Program for Health and Aging Research (CPHAR) at the Institute on Aging at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a researcher at Scripps Gerontology Center.