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Collaborative Workshop Series

Join national and regional experts and thought leaders on how to effectively implement and sustain health promotion programs for older adults in the community. The workshop is inlaid with various topics that promote health.

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The opening session keynote speaker is Jennifer Raymond. She is the Chief Strategy Officer/Director of the Healthy Living Center of Excellence, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. & North Shore Elder Services, MA. Marymount University’s Center for Optimal Aging has received funding from the Virginia Geriatric Training and Education Center to offer a FREE collaborative workshop series for individuals from senior serving organizations who administer, implement, and budget for health and wellness programs for older adults. Agency decision-makers will be provided with the tools needed to prioritize, implement, and sustain evidence-based programs on topics as diverse as social isolation and loneliness, brain health, depression, physical fitness, and chronic disease self-management. For more information click here.

Thursdays, April 28th  until June 9, 2022, from 2:00- 4:00 PM ET

Title: Health Promotion Programs For Older Adults: Best Practices For Sustainability

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National Senior and Health Fitness Day

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ACRM FREE WEBINAR: Using Therapeutic Vibration Technology for Patients with Mobility Impairment

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Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone using this link: https://zoom.us/j/93293708261?pwd=NFF1RGV1TURnVlQ0T0dVa25Oa3ByZz09

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Gerontological Society of America Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) Webinar Series

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Jun 13: Community-Engaged Research in Low-Income Contexts

The privileged position and assumptions of researchers often remain unquestioned when involving communities with starkly different socioeconomic statuses. This presents considerable challenges to effectively benefitting the communities we purport to help. This webinar presents experiences of Community-Engaged Research from the perspectives of researcher and community stakeholders, among refugees and/or precariously-housed populations in two cities. The discussion will focus on contextual considerations when conducting research across different communities.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Sudha Shreeniwas, PhD
  • Ms. Jenny Konkin, Whole Way House

Moderator: Dr. Tetyana Shippee, Ph.D. FGSA

July 13: Research Participation in CEnR

The scope and aims of Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) demand a rethinking of standard research or community engagement practices. This journal club focuses on the above topic and introduces methodological articles that will be archived in the CEnR Library. Come ready to share stories and discuss issues on the topic in relation to, or apart from, the assigned readings. We look forward to learning with you!

Facilitator(s): Drs Carrie Leach, Ph.D. / Daniel Gan, PhD

Readings: 

  • Cornwall, A. (2008). Unpacking ‘Participation’: models, meanings and practices. Community development journal, 43(3), 269-283.
  • Gilmore-Bykovskyi, A., Croff, R., Glover, C. M., Jackson, J. D., Resendez, J., Perez, A., … & Manly, J. J. (2021). Traversing the aging research and health equity divide: toward intersectional frameworks of research justice and participation. The Gerontologist, gnab107.

Aug 17: Research Collaboration in CEnR

Readings:

  • Greenfield, E. A., Black, K., Oh, P., & Pestine-Stevens, A. (2022). Theories of community collaboration to advance age-friendly community change. The Gerontologist62(1), 36-45.
  • Sargent, L., Slattum, P., Brooks, M., Gendron, T., Mackiewicz, M., Diallo, A., … & iCubed Health and Wellness in Aging Transdisciplinary Core. (2022). Bringing transdisciplinary aging research from theory to practice. The Gerontologist62(2), 159-168.

Sep 14: Research Implementation in CEnR

Readings:

  • Bauer, M. S., Damschroder, L., Hagedorn, H., Smith, J., & Kilbourne, A. M. (2015). An introduction to implementation science for the non-specialist. BMC psychology3(1), 1-12.
  • Nelson, G., Kloos, B., & Ornelas, J. (2017). Creating transformative change in community mental health: Contributions from community psychology. In M. A. Bond, I. Serrano-García, & C. B. Keys (Eds.), APA Handbook of Community Psychology: Methods for Community Research and Action for Diverse Groups and Issues (Vol. 2, pp. 377-392). American Psychological Association.

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