The department of kinesiology, in conjunction with the Daily Hampshire Gazette, will host Active Aging in the Valley on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Center.
The annual event will offer free lectures, workshops and panel discussions on exercise and health-related topics for older adults.
Katherine Boyer, assistant professor of kinesiology, will provide the opening keynote on “Staying Active with Osteoarthritis” at 12 p.m., following an introduction from Western Mass News anchor Dave Madsen and kinesiology lecturer Judi LaBranche.
Kinesiology faculty members Katie Becofsky and Tom St. Laurent will provide workshops on “Activity and Cognitive Function” and “Resistance, Balance and Back Care,” respectively.
Assistant professor Mark Miller will present the closing keynote on “Aging and Exercise: Difference Between Men and Women.”
Attendees will learn about the science of aging and tips about physical activity for the older adult, and will have the opportunity to receive free health screenings from kinesiology students and free hearing screenings from communication disorders students.
Booths featuring services and programs pertaining to health and physical activity for older adults will also be showcased.