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Recent trends toward increased longevity will fundamentally change our society, affecting the young, the middle-aged, and older adults. Our neighborhoods, cities and government will be impacted as well. We need to create communities that promote successful aging and support aging in place. Suburbia offers special challenges for aging in place — when older adults live independently in their homes and communities of choice so they can remain active participants in their neighborhoods and maintain a sense of purpose. There’s been impressive work on aging in place in many cities, but not much on how to help people age in place in…

The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook Village is the new home of Swing Dance Long Island’s (SDLI) monthly dances, with the first one kicking off on Saturday, September 10. This is a venue change for any SBU students that used to attend SDLI Saturday dances at the Brush Barn in Smithtown. The Jazz Loft is located at 275 Christian Avenue in Stony Brook. The September 10 event features Tommy James and His All Stars at 8 pm, with a beginner swing dance lesson before the show at 7:30 pm. All are welcome; no partner is necessary. Admission is $15 general, $13…

From Riverhead to East Hampton, a toxic “rust tide” has spread through the Peconic Estuary as reported by the lab of Christopher Gobler, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. Gobler is a marine biologist and leading researcher on the harmful algal blooms that have become increasingly common in Long Island’s coastal waters. In Gobler’s research lab on Stony Brook’s Southampton campus, he and his colleagues have measured densities of the rust tide algae, known as Cochlodinium, exceeding 3,000 cells per milliliter. Densities above 500 cells per milliliter can be lethal to marine life. While…

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