Heather Fuller, associate professor of human development and family science, along with Jane Strommen, Extension gerontology specialist, presented a virtual program Sept. 16 for AARP North Dakota.
The presentation, “Solo Seniors,” was intended especially for LGBT attendees and the Red River Rainbow Seniors.
“This group brought the idea to our attention, seeking more information and support on how those who are aging as singles, sometimes referred to as ‘elder orphans,’ can find connections and manage in their later years,” said Doreen Riedman, AARP North Dakota associate state director for community outreach. “Heather and Jane have been so helpful as resources to us at AARP North Dakota, and as presenters on numerous occasions. We are so fortunate to have their knowledge and expertise here in the state as we help people live their best lives as they age.”
Fuller joined the NDSU faculty in 2009. Her research interests include such topics as social relationships across the lifespan, successful aging and health promotion, and aging in rural and cross-cultural contexts. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota, master’s degree and doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan.
Strommen joined NDSU’s faculty in 2010. She earned her doctorate in human development - gerontology at NDSU.
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