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Conference to Discuss Living Well, Successful Aging

July 29, 2014

What:

A two-day conference and expo celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Center for Successful Aging and the field of gerokinesiology at Cal State Fullerton will feature a number of experts addressing "Living Well in the Third and Fourth Age."

When:

Aug. 15-16

Where:

Cal State Fullerton, Kinesiology and Health Science Building, Room 199
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Who:

Speakers include Helene Calvet, deputy county health officer for the Orange County Health Care Agency, and Joan Vernikos, former director of life sciences at NASA. The complete list of presenters and their bios are available online. Topics include growing and changing as you age, treating chronic pain, and health and exercise.

Registration:

Professionals and community members can register online.

Parking:

$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Monday though Friday; free on weekends. Details available online

Background:

Established in 1994, the Center for Successful Aging (formerly known as the Lifespan Wellness Clinic) was created due to a recognized need for theory-driven wellness programs and curriculum promoting health, vitality and well-being for older adults. The goals of the center are to conduct interdisciplinary research on issues related to healthy aging and provide student and in-service training to prepare gerokinesiologists, healthcare practitioners, rehabilitative specialists and gerontologists to work with older adults in a variety of professional environments.

"We are very proud of our accomplishments over the past 20 years and look forward to continuing to enhance the lives of all older adults through our high-impact research and practice," said Debbie Rose, professor of kinesiology and director of the Center for Successful Aging. Rose also serves as one of three co-directors of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, established in 2005 with funding from the Archstone Foundation.

Media Contacts:

Debbie Rose, 657-278-5846
Susan Shoho, 657-278-4686

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