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Don’t Grow Old: Holding Back the Years

This informative, new program poses all of these questions and more in its broad attempt to examine and understand the mysteries of aging. From a study of healthy centenarians to a five-year-old with progeria (rapid-aging disease) to truths and myths about antioxidants, gene research, and oxidative stress, researchers share their often surprising findings. Included is a prominent mind-over-body study which reveals some life-changing results for the participants. We also meet three generations of one family, ranging in age from 2 to 93, who provide candid thoughts on heredity and aging. This discussion-starting DVD reminds us that the definition of aging needs to be open to being "re-defined". In the words of one of the researchers, "We have enormous control over our health and well-being that we're only beginning to become aware of..."

Films for the Humanities and Sciences
Films for the Humanities and Sciences
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The Resource Center is a membership library that serves a variety of health professionals, researchers, educators and individuals involved in geriatrics and gerontology research.


The OGEC Resource Center is part of the Oregon Geriatric Education Center (OGEC). OGEC is a collaboration between Portland State University's Institute on Aging, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University.

Office Hours

Winter Break Hours:

Monday - Thursday:
11am - 4pm

506 SW Mill Street
Urban Center
4th Floor, Room 470G


OGEC Resource Center
Institute on Aging
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

(503) 725-5149