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In the News: Claire Pendergrast

Perceived impacts of COVID-19 on wellbeing among US working-age adults with ADL difficulty

Claire B.Pendergrast, Shannon M.Monnat
This study compares perceived COVID-19 physical and mental health, social and financial impacts for US working-age adults with and without ADL difficulty.
June 1, 2022

COVID Negatively Impacted Health & Social Relationships among Working-Age Adults with Disabilities

Claire Pendergrast, Shannon M. Monnat
This research brief shows that working-age adults (18-64) with ADL difficulty faced worse health and social impacts than their peers without ADL difficulty during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
May 31, 2022

Social Infrastructure (“Third Places”) is Not Distributed Equally Across the U.S.

Danielle C. Rhubart, Yue Sun, Claire Pendergrast, Shannon M. Monnat

This data slice shows that third places are not evenly distributed across the U.S.

May 3, 2022

COVID-19 Deaths Soared among U.S. Whites in 2021

Rogelio Saenz, Marc A. Garcia, Claire Pendergrast

While people of color have borne the brunt of lives lost throughout the pandemic, the growth in White deaths from COVID-19 outpaced deaths among other racial/ethnic groups in 2021. 

March 8, 2022

Most Home-Delivered Meal Recipients with Dementia Receive Support from Friends and Family

Claire Pendergrast

This research brief shows that home-delivered meal recipients with dementia receive significant support from friends and family, but 83% would like more social activity. 

March 2, 2022

Aging and Disability Services are Unequally Distributed Across the United States

Claire Pendergrast, Danielle Rhubart

As the U.S. population ages, demand for aging and disability services will increase, but 15% of U.S. counties have no aging and disability services organizations.

February 22, 2022

Fitness & Active Transportation Orgs Support Community Recovery & Physical Activity post Disasters

Claire Pendergrast, Scott Miles, Youngjun Choe, Nicole Errett

Fitness, parks, and active transportation organizations’ trusted relationships, large organizational networks, and health promotion expertise enables them to support disaster recovery efforts and community health after disasters.

January 25, 2022

Latinos Report Higher Rates of Cognitive Impairment than whites, Rates Vary in Latino Subgroups

Claire Pendergrast, Marc A. Garcia, Catherine Garcia

Among older adults, U.S. Latinos have higher rates of cognitive impairment than U.S.-born whites.

January 18, 2022

Tracking COVID’s Toll

Pandemic research by Maxwell faculty and students is shaping policy and perception on everything from aging to opioid addiction.

December 21, 2021

COVID-19 Has Had Devastating Economic Impacts on Older Black and Latinx Adults

Claire Pendergrast, Amy Thierry, Marc A. Garcia

This research brief shows that in the first year of the pandemic, older Black and Latinx adults experienced greater negative economic impacts than older white adults.

December 2, 2021

Women Report Worse Employment Impacts from Family Caregiving

Claire Pendergrast

Families struggling to balance caregiving and paid employment face emotional, social, and financial stress, with especially severe negative impacts for women.

November 2, 2021

Older Adult Vaccination Rates Lag in Rural Areas and the South

Claire Pendergrast, Yue Sun

This brief examines geographic trends in COVID-19 vaccination rates for adults age 65+. 

October 5, 2021

States Enroll Racial Ethnic Minority Older Adults in Community Based Aging Services Gaps Remain

Erin Bisesti , Claire Pendergrast

This research brief estimates state-level differences in the effectiveness of OAA-funded programs in enrolling racial-ethnic minority older adults.

July 27, 2021

Area Agencies on Aging Provide Crucial Support for Older New Yorkers During COVID-19

Claire Pendergrast

This research brief discusses how Area Agencies on Aging are providing crucial support for older NewYorkers during COVID-19.

February 8, 2021

Health is Political: Public Health Practitioners and Researchers Should be Trained Accordingly

Claire Pendergrast

Policy has long been considered a core element of public health practice. The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that public health practice and research exist within a political context that cannot be ignored.

December 1, 2020

Aging-in-Place Organizations are Key to Building Disaster Resilience for Older Adults

Claire Pendergrast

COVID-19 has tragically demonstrated the serious threat that pandemics and other disasters pose to older adults’ health, safety, and well-being. What role can senior centers and senior villages play in protecting older adults’ health and building their resilience during COVID-19 and other disasters?

June 5, 2020

Tips for Communicating with Older Adults about COVID-19

Claire Pendergrast

This brief describes strategies on how to effectively communicate with this population while keeping their comfort and safety in mind.

April 6, 2020

NYS’s Older Adults in Assisted Living Facilities Need All of Us to Help Them Avoid the Coronavirus

Mary E. Helander , Claire Pendergrast

This data slice aims to advocate for the health and safety of older adults and features an interactive map showing the saturation of assisted living facilities in New York State.


March 25, 2020

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