Measuring health and wellness are vital for an active aging population
What: Physical functional performance assessment for clinical and active aging populations
Who: Elaine Cress, exercise physiologist
When: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: Room 376, Arts Building, 1147 Research Way, UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
Independence and aging-in-place are highly valued by seniors.
Elaine Cress, an exercise physiologist specializing in active aging, presents a discussion on physical functional performance assessment for aging populations at UBC’s Okanagan campus on Thursday, October 3, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 376, Arts Building, 1147 Research Way, UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna.
Cress is a professor emeritus at the University of Georgia and the University of Washington. Along with her current research, she also advises individuals on optimal function for active aging and strategies for aging-in-place.
Assessment of physical reserve for optimal aging in different populations, usual aging, Parkinson’s disease, and hip fracture patients will be discussed at this special presentation.
Cress has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, is editor of the journal Current Gerontology and Geriatrics, and associate editor of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. She has spent much of her career investigating physical assessment and exercise interventions with older adults including centenarians.
This School of Health and Exercise Sciences presentation is free and open to the public.
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