Researchers from the Herczeg Institute on Aging at Tel Aviv University presented their papers in a session entitled, Aging under hostile and unique conditions: How can it be adaptive? This session was a part of the 22nd Biennial Meeting of the Israel Gerontological Society, entitled, Insights of old age: Active aging in an era of prosperity and social inequality (February 12-13, 2018, Tel Aviv Convention Center). Professor Dov Shmotkin and Professor Jiska Cohen-Mansfield from the Herczeg Institute chaired this session.

The Following lecturers (in alphabetical order) from Herczeg Institute participated in the session:

Dr. Irit Bluvstein: When hostile-world scenarios accumulated: Aging and physical disability among Holocaust survivors

Dr. Kfir Ifrah: Both the honey and the sting: The role of psychological flexibility in the health of homosexual, bisexual and heterosexual adults

Dr. Rinat Lifshitz : When hostile-world scenarios are being realized: Bereaved parents among second-generation Holocaust survivors

Mr. Noam Markovitz: Can the poor be happy with their share? Conditions of vulnerability and resilience among poor older adults

Professor Dov Shmtokin: Aging in a hostile world: An integrative view