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Healthy Aging Is Focus Of Forum For Public, Campus

UMass Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. – UMass Lowell’s Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships will host its Fifth Annual Healthy Aging-Living Well Forum on Friday, April 12.
The theme of the event is “Healthy Aging: Where We Live, Work and Collaborate.” The forum, which is free and open to the public, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and members of the public who wish to attend should register at
“Aging and Work – Advancing Workplace Health Protection and Promotion for an Aging Workforce” is the topic of the keynote address, which will be presented by Janet Barnes-Farrell, professor of psychological sciences at the University of Connecticut.
UMass Lowell faculty, including those associated with the Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships, will also present their latest research on aging:

  • “Healthy Aging: Age-Friendly Lawrence and Lowell Updates” will be presented by Sabrina Noel, assistant professor and registered dietitian, and Michelly Santos, project researcher, both of the Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences;
  • “Home Interventions for Older Adults with Asthma: Effectiveness and Sustainability” will be presented by David Turcotte, research professor and director of The New England Consortium;
  • “Age-Friendly University Initiative – UMass Lowell” will be presented by Ramraj Gautam, associate teaching professor in the Solomont School of Nursing.

Karen Devereaux Melillo, a respected researcher and educator in the field of gerontology who serves as director of the center and interim dean of the Solomont School of Nursing, will also address the forum.
The event will be held in the Perry Atrium of the Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, located at 40 University Ave. on UMass Lowell’s North Campus. The forum is sponsored by Larson Financial Planning.

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