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5th Annual Healthy Aging - Living Well Forum

5th Annual Healthy Aging - Living Well Forum
Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, Perry Atrium
UMass Lowell North Campus
40 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854

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The Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships will host its 5th Annual Healthy Aging – Living Well Forum. The theme is Healthy Aging: Where We Live, Work & Collaborate. The keynote speaker is Janet Barnes-Farrell, PhD, Professor of Psychological Sciences, Associate Department Head for Research & Resources, University of Connecticut. She will be speaking on “Aging and Work – Advancing Workplace Health Protection and Promotion for an Aging Workforce." See the event listing in Merrimack Valley Magazine.

UMass Lowell faculty and CGRP members will also present their latest research on aging:

  • Sabrina Noel, Ph.D., R.D. and Michelly Santos, MPH, “Healthy Aging: Age-Friendly Lawrence and Lowell Updates”
  • David Turcotte, Sc.D., “Home Interventions for Older Adults with Asthma: Effectiveness and Sustainability”
  • Ramraj Gautam, Ph.D., “Age-Friendly University Initiative – UMass Lowell”

The Forum is generously sponsored by Larson Financial Planning, Christina A. Larson, CFP. Registration is free; the public is welcome.

Past Events

4th Annual Healthy Aging - Living Well Forum
April 6, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center
UMass Lowell North Campus

The Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships hosted the 4th Annual Healthy Aging - Living Well Forum featuring keynote speaker Michael E. Festa, Esq., director of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Massachusetts. He discussed “The CARE Act: It’s the Law,” which was adopted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in November 2017. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act supports family caregivers and their loved ones being treated in hospitals as they transition to home.

UMass Lowell faculty and CGRP members presented their latest research on aging:

  • The 2017 Forum featured keynote speaker Alice Bonner, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
  • 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 event 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 from the 2015 Forum.