Healthy Aging - Living Well Forum and Careers in Aging Week Award
The Center for Gerontology Research and Partnership held the Healthy Aging – Living Well Forum
in April. The Center was selected for a 2015 Careers in Aging Week Award from the Gerontological Society of America, in association with the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. The award funds support for Careers in Aging Week activities. The Forum helped raise awareness about opportunities that careers in aging provide. View photos from the event.
The Keynote Speaker was Rob Schreiber, M.D., who discussed "Challenges for Healthy Aging: Balancing Living Well with the Reality of Multiple Chronic Conditions."
The Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships fosters collaborative research on campus and within the region to promote healthy aging that enables adults to grow old with dignity. Given the unprecedented global demographics of aging, critical research is needed in areas such as nutrition, healthy living, chronic disease, cognitive changes in the workplace, formal and informal caregiving, technology use in older populations, and health care costs and challenges.
Research interests include:
- Avoiding unnecessary emergency care or hospitalization
- Cognitive Health
- Collaborative approaches to care transitions
- Education of personal care attendants
- Functional Independence
- Health and safety for homecare workers
- Collaborative primary care delivery models for older adults
- Help and support for family caregivers
- Informing policy and decision-making
- Inter-professional clinical education
- Medical Orders for Life-sustaining treatment
- Nutrition and Aging
- Technology older adults can use to promote health
- WHO healthy aging communities
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