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  • Older Latinos redefine family to include friends, neighbors, other community members

    Photo of social work professor Lissette Piedra

    Coexisting harmoniously with the people around them is a priority for aging Latinos, who redefine friends, neighbors and community members as family, according to new research led by social work professor Lissette Piedra of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Lissette Piedra, call 217-244-5236; email


    The paper “Convivir (to coexist) and other insights: Results from the Positive Aging for Latinos Study” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI: 10.1177/07334648211069269