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Special Issues:

Thematic issues that are published as a regularly scheduled issue of
The Gerontologist.



(2012) Baby Boomers
The 12 articles comprising this Special Issue of The Gerontologist provide a thought-provoking view of aging as it is being experienced by members of the Baby Boom generation.

(2014) Remembering our Roots
With this issue of The Gerontologist, we encouraged scholars to reach back and reconsider where we came from, how our science developed, and how the ideas and seminal contributions of our academic ancestors influence how we think about aging today.

(2015) Successful Aging
Successful aging has had a long and contentious history among gerontologists. Now more than ever, the sheer number of aging baby boomers makes successful aging a critical public policy issue. This issue of The Gerontologist examines the past and directs future research as we strive to understand how people can experience success in their later years of life.

(2015) 2015 White House Conference on Aging
The White House Conferences on Aging (WHCoA) have played a major role in advancing policy issues of critical importance to older Americans since the first conference was held in the 1961. Plans are underway for the next White House Conference on Aging, to be held in 2015. In an effort to help shape the agenda and theme of the Conference, this special issue contains novel conceptual manuscripts that outline a vision of older adults’ economic and retirement security, health, caregiving, and social well-being for the decade ahead.

(2016) Aging Veterans – forthcoming
In an effort to further a scholarly, multidisciplinary dialogue about the lives of diverse groups of aging veterans and society’s accommodation to multiple generations of veterans as they move through middle and older adulthood, this special issue contains novel conceptual manuscripts, empirical research papers, and innovative review articles that address this growing population.