Editor’s note: Watch a recording of this presentation and other installments of the Extension Prevention Cast on the Prevention Research Center website.
The Colorado State University Prevention Extension Cast series, featuring interviews with experts on current issues in the field of prevention science, is back for 2021! The upcoming event showcases two experts on aging speaking about how to engage older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nate Riggs, professor and director of the CSU Prevention Research Center will host the discussion with Cory Bolkan, associate professor in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University in Vancouver, and Raven Weaver, assistant professor in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University in Pullman. The topic will be Aging and Engaging in the Time of COVID-19: The importance of engaging older adults. The 45-minute discussion will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer period.
This event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. – noon, Mountain Time. Register now!
This conversation will cover:
- The importance of engaging with older adults, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic
- How university researchers and Extension professionals can engage older adults to promote healthy aging
- Barriers to overcome when engaging older adults and how the pandemic may exacerbate them
- Innovations for engaging older adults for healthy aging
- Success stories for engaging older adults for healthy aging research and practice
About the presenters
Cory Bolkan is an associate professor for the Department of Human Development at Washington State University in Vancouver and is a co-director of WSU’s GATHER Lab (Generating Aging & Translational Health Equity Research). She focuses her research on healthy aging, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based health and social service programs for older adults, and the exploration of how family/social relations are risk or protective factors for well-being later in life.
Raven Weaver is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University in Pullman and is a co-director of WSU’s GATHER Lab (Generating Aging & Translational Health Equity Research). Her research is centered around vulnerable and near-risk populations and the adequacy of formal and informal long-term services and supports designed to promote health behaviors and deter adverse health outcomes in later life.
About the CSU Prevention Extension Cast
The Colorado State University Prevention Research Center presents the CSU Prevention Extension Cast in partnership with Colorado State University Extension. The CSU Prevention Extension Cast is a regular online broadcast featuring interviews and conversations with experts on current issues in the fields of prevention sciences and public health.
Each broadcast is moderated by Riggs, professor of Human Development and Family Studies and the director of CSU Prevention Research Center. View recordings of previous episodes of the Prevention Extension Cast.
About the Prevention Research Center
The Prevention Research Center is a part of CSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The center was established in 2014 as a trans-disciplinary center committed to study the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective and sustainable intervention programs that promote individual and family health and wellness.
It serves as a resource for prevention sciences and public health programs, by conducting research focused on promoting health across the lifespan, supporting family resilience, and strengthening community services and systems as well as implementing programs in several areas. The center’s program aims to reduce risk for substance abuse, physical and mental health issues, violence, and problems of aging.
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