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Inspiring Research Ideas

Save the Date - April 21, 2017

On Friday, April 21, 2017, the Third Annual Healthy Aging - Living Well Forum will feature keynote speaker Alice Bonner, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. The Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships has held the Healthy Aging – Living Well Forum for the past two years to inspire research ideas that will lead to optimal health and quality of life for older adults. 

Intended for faculty, staff, students, and community and practice partners interested in collaborating on gerontology research projects, the Forum features speakers, panel discussions and poster presentations. 

  • The 2016 Forum featured six keynote researchers, including Assoc. Prof. Deborah D’Avolia of UMass Lowell, who discussed “Unmet Healthcare Needs of Older Adults.” View the poster for more speakers and topic areas. 
  • The 2015 Forum featured keynote speaker Rob Schreiber, M.D., who discussed "Challenges for Healthy Aging: Balancing Living Well with the Reality of Multiple Chronic Conditions." View photos. 

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 provided partial funding for promoting careers in aging at the Health Aging – Living Well Forum.

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