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    New Project Explores Healthy Aging in the Lowell Community

    Sabrina Noel, Principal Investigator, is a member of the CGRP, and Andrew Hostetler and Karen Devereaux Melillo, CGRP members, are co-investigators on this Tufts Health Plan Foundation grant, 2020-2023.
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    $300K Grant to Support Age-Friendly Lowell Initiative

    UMass Lowell was recently awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to create a citywide, age-friendly initiative that builds community capacity to promote health, independence and quality of life for older residents in Lowell.
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    What If You Live to 100?

    The odds have never been better that you will live to be 100. Advances in health care, nutrition and technology are contributors to longer living. But does living longer mean living better? Researchers at UMass Lowell are tackling this issue. We asked them to help us understand why we’re living longer, and what’s at stake.
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  • Allison Hansell of the SEIU 775 Benefits Group, Asst. Prof. Fumilayo Showers of Central Connecticut State and another woman listen while UML History Prof. Robert Forrant talks

    Global Conference Focuses on Carework Inequalities

    As babies and children and when we’re sick, disabled or dying, we all need care – and most of that care is provided by women working for low or no wages. It’s time to change that, according to speakers at the Global Carework Summit.
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    Faculty Prepare Students for Careers in Gerontological Nursing

    Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation, in collaboration with the UMass Lowell School of Nursing, recently hosted its 6th annual Faculty Institute for Gerontological Nursing for nursing faculty across the Commonwealth.
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    Students Find Collaborative Care is the Best Care

    A new “Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning” course gives students from five different majors — nursing, medical laboratory science, nutritional sciences, exercise physiology and public health — experience working in teams at Summit ElderCare in Lowell.
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    Improving Health Starts Here

    From improving rehabilitation for stroke survivors to reducing inflammation through diet in older adults, faculty members in the College of Health Sciences are conducting studies that have the potential to make a powerful impact on people’s lives.