690 S Church St
West Chester, PA 19383
Sponsored and funded by the County branches of the Pennsylvania State Departments in these areas.
The University of Health & Wellness has been designed to provide you with health screenings and information regarding services available to you, and how to find ad access those services.
Experts will be available to discuss:
Health Screening Session include:
Rover will provide transportation to and from this event for a $1.00 fee each way for those who are age 60+. Please register with Rover by calling 610-594-3911 or toll free 877-873-8415.
Sponsored by the Chester County Health Department and the Chester County Department of Aging Services
All individuals aged 60 and older who reside in Chester County are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine at no charge at one of the follow locations:
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – MUST PRE-REGISTER
|Barbara Harrison (McPherson)
PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC
Associate Professor, Dept of Nursing, West Chester University of PA
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National Program Manager
|Vitalize 360 - Combines an innovative, award-winning, person-directed approach to wellness coaching with the power of information derived from a scientifically grounded assessment system. The program engages, challenges and inspires older adults to live full, healthy, vibrant lives and enables communities to demonstrate significant improvement in successful aging. Vitalize 360 is a joint venture between two not-for-profits: Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, and Kendal.||
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|Mary Braz, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Studies,
West Chester University of PA
|Grandparents University - Established by Communication Studies professor Mary Braz in 2010, Grandparents University brings children and their grandparents to campus for a few days each summer to experience the fun and excitement of college life. Numerous faculty from the Department of Communication Studies are involved with Grandparents University, including Dr. Michael Boyle, Dr. Tim Brown, Dr. Denise Polk, Dr. Anita Foeman and Dr. Meghan Peirce.||Email Mary Braz|
|Karen J. Mitchell, Ph.D
Department of Psychology West Chester University of PA
|Research titled: Reducing Need for Cognitive Control Does Not Improve Older Adults’ Explicit Source Memory. In a study conducted with several WCU students, the researchers manipulated the degree of cognitive control needed during retrieval and assessed source memory. Findings were consistent with other findings in the literature that suggest that under the explicit task instructions used, older adults' source memory deficits are not alleviated by a presumed decrease in the need for cognitive control. That is to say, older adults find it more difficult than young adults to adopt and enact instructed strategies for improving their source memory. For more information regarding this study, please contact the coordinator.||
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Sharing the results of Assessments and Programs with the University, the local community, and the region.
Combating Ageism and promoting social participation and civic engagement.
International and Regional presentations on Age-Friendly West Chester research that encompasses combating Ageism, Intergenerational learning, and Health and Well-being in later life.
West Chester University’s careers in aging event.
Students held a day of pampering for older adults residents of West Chester, integrating intergenerational communication and participation.