AgingPLUS Study seeking research participants interested in healthy aging

Aging adults stand arm in arm beneath trees.The Adult Development and Aging Project (ADAPT) research team is currently looking for participants to be a part of a new clinical trial based on a recent successful pilot program.

Participants will receive monetary compensation for their time commitment to the study, up to $280.

 Am I a candidate?

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Between 45 and 75 years old
  • English-speaking (using primarily English in speaking, reading, and writing in your daily life)
  • Currently not exercising on a regular basis
  • Willing to be randomized to one or two educational groups
  • Willing to complete all components of the study, including attending all four group educational sessions.
  • Willing to commit to six months of observation – with gaps between observations.

Why this 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 our research findings, our team developed AgingPLUS to provide empowering knowledge to the public.

What is involved?

Before the start of the program

  • A 2 hour meeting to fill out a packet of self-report questionnaires, complete computer tasks
  • A 1 hour meeting to conduct an assessment of cardiorespiratory and physical fitness
  • Wear an accelerometer and keep a brief daily activity log for 7 days (both provided during your first meeting)

During weeks 1-4

Participants will attend 4 weekly group meetings to:

  • Learn what can be expected in growing older
  • Explore strategies for successful aging
  • 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

Program start and duration

Enrollment will continue on an ongoing basis.

The AgingPLUS program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to run from 2018-2022.

How do I sign up?

Contact Abby Nehrkorn-Bailey (Postdoctoral Research Associate) or the ADAPT Lab research team for more information.

Phone: (970) 491-5001; (970) 491-1959