UNH Student Involvement

UNH Association of Exercise Science Students

Exercise Science students will perform a fall risk/balance assessment/exercise assessment activity.

UNH Clinical Cardiac Program

We will be doing blood pressure and heart screenings as well as cardiovascular disease risk factor assessments.

UNH Communication Sciences and Disorders

Hearing Screenings

We will be offering hearing screenings and information about your aging ears!

Sw-ellness: Wellness About Swallowing

Booth will provide education to older adults about the natural aging effects with swallowing and recognizing signs/symptoms of a swallow disorder. Free swallow screens will also be provided.

UNH Nutrition Program

Providing nutrition information related to the importance of older adults having a diet rich in protein, vitamin B12, and fiber. A food demonstration will be done and chicken salad will be offered. Nutrition education handouts will be available and the topics include: Protein (B12), Fiber, General nutrition recommendations for this population, a chicken salad recipe, and the elements of the recipe that highlight the important nutrients.

UNH Occupational Therapy

We will offer falls prevention screenings and have adaptive equipment to show that could be used to reduce falls.

UNH Social Work and Gerontology Multidisciplinary Minor

UNH SW/GMM students will lead a Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) Activity with AoC participants. The MMSE is a clinical test used to examine cognitive health. Students will discuss results with participants and recommend community resources for older aging adults in the greater Durham, NH area. This will be a great inter-generational community building and educational event.

NHTI Allied Dental Health

The NHTI Dental Hygiene Program is committed to providing patients with comprehensive patient-centered care while providing our dental hygiene students with an excellent learning experience. Our primary purposes are to increase the public’s awareness of oral health. We believe quality dental hygiene care is critical to the total well-being of every patient treated. Come visit our booth for a free dental screening!

Thank you to all our UNH Student Volunteers! We could not make this event possible without you.

  • Alpha Phi Omega, which is a national service fraternity, has over 20 volunteers assisting Age of Champions staff both the night before for set up and during the day.
  • The Academic & Career Engagement program at the College of Health and Human Services also has over 20 volunteers helping community members throughout the day.
  • Recreation Management & Policy students have also generously donated their time to help coordinate a visit from our mascot, Wild-e-Cat.
  • Health Science students will be on the pickleball court with attendees dueling it out!