Dawn C. Carr

Exploring ways to facilitate healthy and active aging

In the Media

Quoted in the Media

2017 “Lonely? Volunteering just two hours a week may help. Reuters.


2017 “Want to live longer and better? Volunteer two hours a week. Lifetime Daily. 


2017 “Does volunteering soften the blow of widowhood?” The Tallahassee Democrat.


2017 “Five ways older Australians can embrace technology to redefine later life” The Conversation

2017 “Weekly volunteer ‘may ease loneliness, isolation’ Times of Malta


2017: “Pepper Institute Faculty elected as fellows of national aging society.” Florida State University News

2017: “Extracurricular activities in youth tied to social engagement later in life” Reuters

2016: “Study: Elders who use tech tools feel less lonely, more physically fit” Santa Cruz Sentinel / The Mercury News 

2016: “Oldest adults may have much to gain from social technology, according to Stanford research” Stanford News

2016: “FSU researcher: Plan ahead for successful aging”
Florida State University News


2016: “Plan ahead for successful aging, researcher says.” Medical Xpress.

2016: “Study: Volunteering, working come with hidden health benefits” Georgia State University News.


2016: “My husband and I were a classic introvert-extrovert pair. Then we switched” Quartz

2016: “Family Caregiving” Program and Policy Implications


2014: “Tougher Than They Look.” New York Times.


Listen to an interview with Dawn Carr on Silver Alerts on National Public Radio, WVXU here.


2011: “Silver Alert program questioned” The News-Herald

Read here


Popular Press Publications

Psychology Today

Carr, D.C. (2016). Why young people should care about aging. 
Carr, D.C. (2015). Whatever doesn’t kill you, will only make you stronger? 
Carr, D.C. (2015). Want to live longer? Make good friends. 
Carr, D.C. (2015). What it means to live a good life.
Carr, D.C.
(2014). Why we should all be more suspicious. 
Carr, D.C., (2014). Why you should stop worrying so much about what you eat.
Carr, D.C., (2014). Use it or lose it. 
Carr, D.C. (2014). 5 reasons why you should volunteer. 
Carr, D. C. (2014). Who cares what your “real age” is?

Spectrum Magazine

“You’re As Old As You Think: The number on your driver’s license is just a number.” Read here.
“The ties that bind: Spectrum communities help create important connections.”  Read here.
“Are your medical wishes up to date?Many states are changing regulations for advance directives.” Read here.
“Exercise made easy:It doesn’t take a fancy workout program to reap the benefits of a more active lifestyle.” Read here.
“Shades of grey and zones of blue.” Read here.
“Stay healthy, stay connected.” Read here.
“Deep dive into dementia care.” Read here.
“Staying sharp.” Read here.
“Thriving when we’re social:It turns out friends are more valuable than silver and gold.” Read here.
“Flex your creative muscles:Engaging your artistic side is a key to vitality.” Read here.
“You’re as old as you think.” Read here.
“The present is a gift:Don’t squander today longing for the past.” Read here.
“Doing good feels good:Your time and service is as valuable as ever.” Read here.
“On the move: One new and one veteran Spectrum team member exemplify the company’s core values of excellence and personal growth.” Read here.
“Get smart…or don’t:Do smartphones connect people or alienate them? That depends on who’s using them.” Read here.
“Distinguished Resident, His Honor: Distinguished resident Harold Moss has devoted his life to country, community and family.” Read here.



Carr, D. C. (2013). Embracing the Japanese approach to aging. Next Avenue
Carr, D. C. (2013). Why older minds make better decisions. Forbes