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AgingPLUS Study Seeking Research Participants Interested in Healthy Aging

Christopher Futcher

The Adult Development and Aging Project (ADAPT) research team is currently looking for participants to be a part of a new clinical trial based on a recent successful pilot program.

Am I a candidate?

• Between 45 -75 years old

• English-speaking (using primarily English in speaking, reading, and writing in your daily life)

• Currently not exercising on a regular basis

• Willing to be randomized to one or two educational groups

• Willing to complete all components of the study, including attending all four group educational sessions.

• Willing to commit to six months of observation – with gaps between observations.

Why this new program?

As the aging population grows, it is becoming more important to educate people about how to grow older in a healthy way. Based on our research findings, our team developed AgingPLUS to provide empowering knowledge to the public.

What is involved?

Before the start of the program:

• A 2 hour meeting to fill out a packet of self-report questionnaires, complete computer tasks

• A 1 hour meeting to conduct an assessment of cardiorespiratory and physical fitness

• Wear an accelerometer and keep a brief daily activity log for 7 days (both provided during your first meeting)

Weeks 1-4

Attend 4 weekly group meetings to:

• Learn what can be expected in growing older

• Explore strategies for successful aging

• Connect with other like-minded adults from your community

Week 8 and 6-Month Follow Up

• Wear an accelerometer and keep a brief daily activity log for 7 days

• Repeat the physical assessments and self-report questionnaires

Program start and duration

Enrollment will continue on an ongoing basis.

The AgingPLUS program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to run from 2018-2022.

How do I sign up?

Contact Kat Thompson (Project Coordinator) or the ADAPT Lab research team for more information.

Phone: (970) 491-5001; (970) 491-1959


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