The Significance of a Long-Term Spouse’s Death

We’ve all heard the stories of longtime married couples who pass away within a short time of one another. NBC Aging ran a story of one such couple and consulted experts in the cardiovascular field for answers. See what they had to say:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26980587/ns/health-aging/t/never-part-devoted-couples-share-life-death/#.UZO_jXKWfyV

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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