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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 research findings, our team developed AgingPLUS to provide "knowledge and tools" to the public.
What is involved?
Before the start of the program:Two 1-2 hour meetings for (a) an assessment of cardiorespiratory and physical fitness; and (b) filling out a packet of self-report questionnaires.
Weeks 1 - 4
Attend 4 weekly group meetings to...
*learn what can be expected in growing older;
*explore strategies for successful aging; and
*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.
Enrollment will continue on an ongoing basis.
The AgingPLUS program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to run from 2018-2022.
Am I a candidate for this program?
Yes, you are a good candidate if you are:
*Between 45-75 years old
*Able to communicate with English speakers
*Willing to be randomly assigned to one of two education groups
*Currently not exercising on a regular basis
*Willing to attend all 4 group sessions and to commit to 6 months of observation--with gaps between observations
Compensation: Participants will receive monetary compensation for their participation in the program, up to $280.
How do I sign up?
Contact Kat Thompson (Project Coordinator) and the ADAPT Lab research team for more information! Phone: (970) 491-5001
Study Director: Manfred Diehl, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor