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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:

  • Patricia MacCulloch, DNP, APRN-BC - Older Adult Falls Prevention View publication (pdf)
  • Pia Markkanen, ScD, Home Care – Safe Client Mobilization and Lifting View presentation (pdf)
  • Sabrina Noel, PhD, RD, Healthy Aging Community – Lawrence. View presentation (pdf)
  • Margaret Quinn, ScD, CIH, Home Care – Client and Workforce Safety View presentation (pdf)
  • Katherine Tucker, PhD – Nutrition and Aging View presentation (pdf)

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Past Events

  • 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.