Novik, Bacsu and Johnson present in Chicago

April 26, 2013

SPHERU’s work on the Healthy Aging in Place project was recently featured at an aging conference in Chicago.

The American Society on Aging’s Aging in America Conference took place March 12 to 16. It represents the largest multi-disciplinary conference on aging and attracts more than 3,000 professionals.

SPHERU's Nuelle Novik, Shanthi Johnson and Juanita Bacsu in Chicago.
SPHERU's Nuelle Novik, Shanthi Johnson and Juanita Bacsu in Chicago.
The annual conference of the American Society on Aging brings together research and best practices in the field of aging, and this year attracted luminaries such as John Beard, the World Health Organization’s Director of Ageing and Life Course.

Representing SPHERU, Nuelle Novik, Juanita Bacsu and Shanthi Johnson gave a presentation, on the Healthy Aging in Place project, as well as the rationale, methods and findings. Among the findings:

For the pilot project in 2009-2010, the SPHERU team conducted 42 interviews with seniors in the communities of Preeceville and Watrous, interviews with 40 seniors in Watrous and Wollesley for the current study.

Over five days, the ASA Aging in America Conference featured more than 500 workshops, four general sessions, 140 poster sessions, as well as networking events and exhibits.

 

 


 

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