Age of Champions

Thanks for Coming

The 7th annual Age of Champions event was a success! We had the biggest turn out this year and we could not thank you enough for being engaged in the community! We hope to see you all next year. As it's never too soon to age well!

Congratulations again to this year’s awardees, Louise Hirshberg and Kathy Preston

 

2019 Age of Champions Health Fair

April 27, 2019 | 10 am - 1 pm

Lundholm Gymnasium | UNH Field House, Durham

 

Age of Champions is an annual FREE health fair hosted by the Center on Aging and Community Living that endeavors to raise awareness of and promote healthy aging from a holistic perspective. This is an interactive event with assessments, raffles, demonstrations, and movement exercises. There are several information and resource tables from local and state organizations at the health fair for people to visit. See an overview in the video to the right.

A Glimpse From Last Year's Event
Free parking at the Age of Champions event

Click below to see our extensive vendor list!

 

AARP NH sponsor

Will have educational materials to hand out and a prize wheel.

 

Active Retirement Association sponsor

Expanding Your World Since 1982, the Active Retirement Association has provided educational and cultural programming in the Seacoast area and beyond. The association is an outreach function of the University of New Hampshire and is financed entirely by the membership and managed through an elected board of directors. The ARA aims to enhance the quality of life for individuals who wish to keep intellectually alert, broaden their interests, explore new fields of knowledge, and make new friends. Members are encouraged to use their talents and experiences as program leaders, panelists, organizers, officers and committee members.

 

All American at Kingston Assisted Living & Memory Care sponsor

All American Assisted Living is a residential community for seniors who are looking for social interaction, personal care services, and leisure pursuits.

 

Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter sponsor

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. We offer a variety of programs and services for individuals living with memory impairment and their family members.

 

American Cancer Society/American Cancer Society - Cancer Action Network

Will provide cancer information/resources

 

Assistive Technology in New Hampshire

Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH) is New Hampshire's statewide AT Act Program through UNH's Institute on disability.  We will have an assortment of devices, that help accommodate for a variety of different impairments, on display and available for hands-on exploration. Learn about devices for vision, hearing, daily living and more.

 

Brookhaven Hospice sponsor

Education about Hospice and services

 

 

CapTel Outreach

CapTel captioned telephone shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says over the phone.  Like captions on TV - for your phone.  Helps people with hearing loss enjoy phone conversations confident they'll catch every word.

 

Center on Aging and Community Living

Offering an informational booth about the applied research, evaluation and technical assistance offered to help improve knowledge, policies and practices to guide New Hampshire residents and policy makers in preparing for the aging population.

 
Community Partners Choices for independence

Community Partners is now offering Case Management services for the Choices for Independence (CFI) program for Strafford County residents who qualify for that program. We will have informational materials on CFI as well as information on other local resources.

 

Cornerstone VNA 

Cornerstone VNA cares for people of all ages, so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end of life care. Our skilled team offers the highest quality nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work, volunteer and support services through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty, and Community Care.
As a nonprofit organization, Cornerstone VNA is committed to giving back to the community by providing wellness clinics, trainings, support groups, and educational programs.  Additionally, through our Circle of Caring program, we have wonderful volunteers who provide friendly home visits to individuals in need or respite care to support caregivers.

 

Doterra

Offering Natural Solutions to support health and healing with essential oils

 

Dr Sears Institute Wellness Coach

Make Healthy Your Hobby Presentation: sharing LEAN approach (Lifestyle,Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition). how to read food labels and learning what the labels mean and offering traffic light eating demonstration (eating whole foods)

 

Easterseals NH 

We will be offering information regarding our employment opportunities as well as information about our services.

Future in Sight

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

 
GENESIS, LANGDON PLACE OF DOVER

Genesis Skilled Nursing, Rehab, Assisted Living, Memory Care and more! We will be offering information about skilled nursing rehab, memory care,  assisted living, and more here in the community. We will also have a raffle item.

 
Granite State Giggles - Laugh Free and Live!

How does laughter make a difference in your life?  Learn about how laughter affects your body chemistry, and why it is so good for you to laugh more often.  Pick up a clown nose and share laughter with your friends and family.

 

Granite State Independent Living

Granite State Independent Living is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote quality of life with independence for people with disabilities and seniors through advocacy, information, education, support and transition services.  

 

Hannaford sponsor

Hannaford is an in-kind sponsor donating water, snacks, and reusable bags for attendees!

 

Healthy UNH

Healthy UNH water bottles, handouts related to nutrition, physical activity, psychological health, and healthcare consumerism

 

Home Field Advantage, PLLC: Home Modification

Home Field Advantage, PLLC, provides home accessibility assessments to promote aging in place. We work with homeowners to modify their current home and help with planning for future requirements to promote safety and function in their home. 

 

In Motion Chiropractic

In Motion Chiropractic will be offering information on chiropractic and laser therapy. Free laser therapy sessions will be offered during the event. 

 

Lamprey Health Care

Ofering primary care services including Senior transportation and workshops for senior wellnes week in May.

 
McGregor Memorial EMS

Public safety, education on EMS/medical services, CPR, etc.

 

New Hampshire Alliance for Healthy Aging (NH AHA)

The New Hampshire Alliance for Healthy Aging is a statewide coalition of stakeholders focused on improving the services and policies that support all of
us as we age.

 

New Hampshire Senior Games

Information and materials about the 2019 NH Senior Games

 

New Hampshire Statewide Independent Living Council

We will have Brochures, business cards, sign-in sheet, social media card.

 

 

NH Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program recruits seniors to provide companionship and transportation to frail, homebound seniors. 

 

NHTI Dental Hygiene Program

General information on preventive oral care, students will be providing Head and Neck assessments and oral cancer screenings

 

North Coast Family Health

North Coast Family Health is an experienced integrative medicine practice. Our doctors take the time to investigate your health needs and provide solutions to treat the cause of your symptoms. We will be sharing information on all of our services including our Healthy Brain Program which is designed for individuals who are dealing with memory loss and early Alzheimer's disease.

 

Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Relay 711, CapTel phones and New Hampshire Telecommunication Equipment Assistance Program 

 

Northeast Passage-  You've still got this!

View equipment available to help you maintain participation in the sports and activities you love!

 

Right at Home-Non-Medical Home Care Agency

Right at Home provides non-medical home care services to seniors and the disabled by nurse trained caregivers who help them to remain independent in the comfort of their homes.

Seacoast Village Project

NH non-profit that will provide services to support "aging in place" for older adults in the NH Seacoast communities.

 

Seacoast WHolistic Occupational Therapy

Focuses on wellness and health promoation to empower adults with physical and cognitive limitations to improve healthy living habits in ordeer to live safer and more independently in their home and community.

 
ServiceLink Strafford County

We will highlight all of the different things that Servicelink can help with. 

 

Spring Village at Dover

Information on our community: What we offer, costs, activities, services, pictures of the community etc

 
Tai Chi Durham

Tai Chi demonstration

 

The Right Transition

The Right Transition assists older adults and their families with the physical, logistical and most important the emotional aspects of relocation and/or
aging in place.

 
The Sonatina Center for Creative Arts Therapy

We provide music therapy and art therapy both at our center and at hospitals, assisted living facilities, and community centers around NH. We provide individual therapy and group therapy sessions for people of all ages and abilities. 

 
TripLink

Community transportation information for older adults and individuals with disabilities

UNH Alumni Relations

Our booth will feature information about ways that alumni can get involved from becoming a Reunion volunteer to joining a regional network-- the possibilities are endless! We are always looking for alumni to give back to the University through meaningful ways!

UNH Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder

Will provide hearing screenings for attendees

UNH Department of Nursing: DEMN program: Food for Thought: Nutrition for the Elderly

This booth will offer ingredient and recipe ideas, healthy eating tips, and information on accessing nutritious food. All presentation material will be focused on those over 65 with specific information and tips on eating for common chronic illnesses.

UNH Department of Nursing: DEMN program: Falls

We will be addressing ways to assess fall risk within the home or long term living facility including an activity to assess medications that may increase the risk of falls and a discussion on ways to prganize your home in the safest way.

 

UNH Department of Nursing: DEMN program: Great Sexpectations

Our group will be discussing being health conscious through the aging process. The aim of this group is to promote sex education to the geriatric population, including the sub-categories of: sexual dysfunction and empowerment, safe sex and sexually transmitted diseases, and the importance of effective communication and sexual consent.

UNH Department of Nursing: DEMN program: Oral Health

Will provided the importance of Oral Health

 

UNH Department of Nursing: DEMN program: Paws-itive Living

Our group will share with the community the positive effects of pet ownership and animal interaction on issues that increase as we age. This includes agitation, social isolation, depression, loneliness, and boredom. We will introduce local programs that participate in animal-assisted therapy and shelters that provide companions for seniors at a reduced price.

UNH Department of Nursing: Demn Program: Seacoast Senior Activities

Providing resources for seniors to remain actively engaged mentally, physically, and socially in society.

UNH Department of Nutrition: Gardening 

Provide nutritional aspects related to gardening.

UNH department of Nutrition: Cooking

Provide cooking tips for one or two.

UNH Department of Social Work and Gerontology Multidisciplinary Minor

Gerontology Multidisciplinary Minor and Geriatric Social Work: We are going to share information about gerontology multidisciplinary minor option for undergraduate students and roles of geriatric social workers in fields.

UNH Kinesiology Department Exercise Science Program: Aging Gracefully

Information and demonstrations on moving gracefully with better balance and posture and falling gracefully so that one might age gracefully.

UNH Psychology and Neuroscience and Behavior: The Healthy Aging Brain

Students will present information on how physical and mental activities benefit the aging brain.

UNH RMP Therapeutic Recreation: Recreational Therapy

Students will doing leisure assessments.

UNH Student Athletic Training Organization

We will be providing resources on stretching and rolling.

 

Yai & Co. Financial Services

Long term care funding, retirement planning, estate planning, leaving a legacy to children/grandchildren, etc,

2019 Inspirational Awardees

Louise Hirshberg

 

Louise was born in Cambridge. MA in 1930 and raised in Newton, MA during the depression and WWII.  She attended Colby College and graduated from Simmons College where she studied merchandizing so that she could pursue her dream of living in NY City and becoming a marketing executive. But life had other plans and Louise instead did what was expected of  young women in the 1950’s, she got married the day after graduation and  moved with her husband to the wilds of New Hampshire – that’s what Manchester felt like to a girl from Newton, MA. In Manchester she began a decade of pregnancy and changing diapers. When asked once to attend a 1950’s themed costume party Louise exclaimed “All I wore in the 50’s were maternity clothes!”

Louise had an entrepreneurial spirit that could not be satisfied raising her five children so she began multiple businesses including “Tinka Ties” with her dear friend Tinka Stebbins making and selling neck ties, head scarves, belts and tennis ball bags.

Louise was profoundly moved by the civil rights, women’s rights and anti-war movements of the 1960’s and shed many of the conventions she had been taught to accept. “For the first time I saw that one person’s voice could be heard and make a difference. I wanted my voice to be heard.” The 60’s sparked in Louise the beginning of a lifetime of activism and civic engagement. From the early years of teacher strikes and anti-war protests, to women’s rights marches, and volunteering for candidates, Louise has funneled her boundless energy into countless causes over the last half century.  She traveled to New Orleans and California as a Red Cross Disaster Volunteer; rebuilt homes and churches in New Orleans after Katrina; was a CASA volunteer for over 15 years; and has been actively involved in Fuel and More, the Music Hall, Seacoast Family Promise, Seacoast Interfaith Sanctuary, and countless other worthy organizations and causes. Louise started an Aging with Grace group for those over 60 to create a place to discuss issues of aging. She even got arrested protesting at the Seabrook nuclear power plant- and that’s note even half of her volunteer efforts!

Taking inspiration from the changing norms in the 1960’s Louise defied her husband’s wishes and took a full time job at a time when women were supposed to be homemakers. She bravely divorced her husband, something almost unheard of in 1960’s Manchester, NH, and raised five rambunctious children as a single mother. Beginning her work career managing hotel gift shops, Louise achieved her dream of becoming a business woman when she took on the role of hotel furnishing buyer for the Dunfey hotels. This ultimately led to being head hunted to become Senior Buyer for Disney’s new venture EPCOT. After a successful career in business, in her 50’s Louise decided to seek more personally fulfilling work and returned to school to get her masters in Clinical Holistic Health. She then began her next career as a family counselor while on the side she ran a B&B out of her home for the next 15 years.

When not devoting herself to saving the world, Louise can be found crushing it on the Pickleball or tennis court. She is the gold medal winner in the 2018 State Pickleball championship for the 80 and over category and at just shy of 89 still is in demand as a doubles tennis partner. She is an avid yoga practitioner, bicycler, kayaker and walker and even still hikes and Nordic skis occasionally. She is passionate about the outdoors and nature.

Perhaps none other than Louise better captures the dilemma described by EB White “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”

Kathy Preston

Kathy has lived in Barnstead for over 30 years. An entrepreneur, a business woman, and an innovator, Kathy has served on countless boards and committees in town. Her company, Hampstead Stage Company, is one of the largest traveling stage companies on the east coast and brings original plays based on children’s classic literature to schools and libraries across the United States. She is a published author and accomplished public speaker.

Originally born in Transylvania in 1939, Kati lived through Nazi controlled Europe during the second world war. She and her family were actively persecuted for their beliefs, and Kathy lost many of her family members during that time. She has written a book about this experience, and an audio recording of her history is stored in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection.

One of the most powerful stories Kathy tells is about how she was taken to the country to live with a family friend, in an attempt to hide her from the Nazis. One day, Kathy was forced to hide in a barn under some hay while three German soldiers searched for her, after being tipped off that a Jew was hiding at the farm. Kathy, as a child, hid under hay while the soldiers stabbed into the piles with bayonets.

In the years between then and now, Kathy has been a fashion designer, an EMT, and a journalist. She has been a school board member, planning board member, and the founder of a non-profit. She is a cultural center for countless extended family members. The young flock to her, to hear her wisdom and drink from her never-ending cup of reality-checks. She has multicultural grandchildren, who are half Chinese, half Mexican, half African American…and half German.


The 2019 Age of Champions event is made possible by the support of John Mangine, COO Southern HealthCare Management, Atlanta GA and 1986 University of New Hampshire graduate of Health Administration and Planning and our business sponsors.


2019 Business Sponsors

CACL is an educational license holder of the award-winning documentary, "Age of Champions," and regularly hosts events with university partners. These events are aimed at educating the university community as well as the public on what it means to actively age.

Previous Events

Every year we honor local community members for their commitment to a healthy aging lifestyle. Our 2018 Age of Champions Wildcat Inspirational Awardees were Robert Kertzer and Joyce Sheffield.

 

Robert Kertzer

Robert Kertzer, PhD, originally from Brooklyn, came to Durham in 1965 as a faculty member in the kinesiology department, and in 1976 developed one of the first exercise science programs in the country for undergraduates at UNH. Dr. Kertzer is a man who has created new paths to health and wellness for all; he campaigned for the creation of the Hamel Student Recreation Center at the Whittemore Center and developed the first cardiac rehabilitation program in New Hampshire at UNH in 1978. He spent much of his career researching the negative side effects of bed rest and the positive effects of exercise, and the cardiac rehabilitation program put this knowledge to practice. Dr. Kertzer was one of the first to think of exercise as medicine: the right prescription for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of many of today’s ailments and disease. Dr. Kertzer was not only an accomplished researcher and clinician, but also a well-recognized educator, receiving the Distinguished University Faculty Award in 1982, the Teaching Excellence Award in 1995 and the Jean Brierly Award for Teaching Excellence in 1997. Even in retirement, he can be found around the halls of New Hampshire Hall and in the Robert Kertzer Exercise Physiology Laboratory teaching students and young faculty the history and physiology that has led to the understanding of how exercise can improve the function of our systems and improve our quality of life.

Joyce Sheffield

Now nearly 90 years of age, Joyce Sheffield grew up in the smallest town in New York, with a population of 38 (according to the 2010 census).

In July of 1949, Joyce married her husband, Merle, who was a graduate of West Point. Her two children, Michael and Christine, were born in Germany. Merle received a Master’s in Physics and spent 23½ years in the military running the ROTC program at the University of Rhode Island, spending time at Ft. Benning in Georgia, Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas and then back to West Point teaching physics. During this time, Joyce was building her career as a volunteer. She worked in a number of libraries, volunteered in her children’s schools, as a “Pink lady” in hospitals, and worked feeding the hungry. This is so representative of Joyce’s life and philosophy – when needed, she responds.

After retiring from the military, Joyce and Merle decided to embark on a lifelong dream – they joined the Peace Corps and went to Jamaica. The Peace Corps offered Joyce a position as an assistant librarian at the college where Merle taught.

Joyce is a member of the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. They are a small congregation of about 50-55 adults, with no permanent minister, so the congregation take turns doing the various jobs. Joyce has been president three times, has also served as secretary, membership chair, vice president, and socials chair. Beyond that, she served on the NH Board of Nursing (as one of two citizen members) for three years, for the Town of Durham on the Supervisors of the Checklist for three years, as well as serving on the Recycling Commission.

Joyce has been a member of the Active Retirement Association (ARA) for 30 years. During that time she has served on numerous committees and has held the office of vice president, hospitality director, memorial fund director and for eight years was the membership director. Today, Joyce coordinates the volunteer committee responsible for putting together all the mailings sent out by the ARA. She continues to attend many programs and activities as an active and engaged member.

Joyce was an avid skier and a prolific knitter. She loves to read and listen to music and never says no if invited to join in with friends to attend a community supper. Her children both settled in the Lakes Region of NH and she has 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren who enrich her life.

In short, Joyce Sheffield is a person of great energy, vitality and accomplishment. She is both an aspirational and inspirational individual and a valued role model to us all.

AARP New Hampshire

AARP New Hampshire: AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. The AARP New Hampshire booth will provided information on caregiving, fraud prevention, generic AARP information, as well as state-specific information on AARP New Hampshire.

Active Retirement Association

Expanding Your World Since 1982, the Active Retirement Association has provided educational and cultural programming in the Seacoast area and beyond. The association is an outreach function of the University of New Hampshire and is financed entirely by the membership and managed through an elected board of directors. The ARA aims to enhance the quality of life for individuals who wish to keep intellectually alert, broaden their interests, explore new fields of knowledge, and make new friends. Members are encouraged to use their talents and experiences as program leaders, panelists, organizers, officers and committee members.

Alliance for Community Transportation & COAST
Transportation options for seniors and individuals with disabilities, recruiting volunteers for a volunteer driver program

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association provided disease-related materials, information about programs and services and upcoming events.

Assistive Technology in New Hampshire

Hands-on displays with devices and apps to help maintain functional capabilities in vision, hearing, daily living, communication and memory tasks

Belknap Merrimack Community Action Program/Senior Companion Program

Covering various elder service programs throughout New Hampshire, and including a representative from the NH Senior Companion Program present.

Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL)

Offering an informational booth about the applied research, evaluation and technical assistance offered to help improve knowledge, policies and practices to guide New Hampshire residents and policy makers in preparing for the aging population.

Cornerstone VNA

Offering free balance testing and promoting Falls Prevention Day and the Caregiver Connect event for family caregivers, as well as all other services.

DEGU Motivation

Working to motivate and support people trying to better themselves through recreation and fitness.

Dominique Boutaud

Teaching art to people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. As Certified Dementia Practitioner, Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) facilitator for people with dementia, art teacher and international artist, I am trained to give special art class program to people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease and also give professional training to volunteers to work with.

DoTERRA

Essential oils health and healing benefits

Elderpet

Pet Therapy and pet social service: Information on services, brochures

Great Bay Masters Swimming

Recreation Exercise Club: Great Bay Masters Swimming is a US Masters Swimming club with workouts at UNH, Dover and Portsmouth Pools. The team offers coached swimming workouts, social events and opportunities for competition. With an age range from 18 to 84 and ability levels from beginner swimmers to retired college athletes, we pride ourselves on having space for everyone who wishes to participate!

Granite State Giggles

The Benefits of Laughter: Learn how laughter is good for you, and how to put  more laughter in your life.

Healthy UNH

Providing information about health and wellness resources on campus, as well as giving out stress guides and water bottles.

Office of Health Equity, Dept. of Health and Human Services

Demonstrating hearing assistive technological devices that enhance the ability of people with hearing losses to live independently, including assistive listening devices, TV devices, visual alert doorbells and smoke detectors, vibrating pages, visual/tactile alarm clocks and smartphone and iPad apps .

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Helping you to plan for living your best retirement and beyond with life insurance, annuities and estate planning, as well as maximizing your auto and home insurance to best protect you and save.

Maple Suites

Informative information regarding the Map[le Suites company and retirement community.

McGregor Memorial EMS

Public safety, willing to show/teach CPR, check vitals (BP, etc), answer any questions, as well as provide any information about the organization.

NH Senior Games

Founded in 1987, The NH Senior Games, Inc. is a not-for-profit (501 C-3) all-volunteer sports and fitness organization governed by a board of directors. The Granite State Senior Games' (GSSG's) sporting events are now known as the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG). We are New Hampshire's premier multi-sport event for the 50+ population. NHSG is the only New Hampshire organization in the state to be sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) to qualify senior athletes for participation in the National Senior Games held every two years.

NHTI, Concord's Community College

Oral health information geared for seniors and possible oral health screenings.

Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (NDHHS)

NDHHS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving deaf/hard-of-hearing people throughout the state of New Hampshire. We provide many different programs and services to the deaf/hard-of-hearing community. For example, the NH Telecommunications Equipment Assistance Program (NH-TEAP) can provide specialized telephone equipment at little or no cost to residents with any kind of disability.

Northeast Passage

You've still got it! Take a look at equipment and programs available to help you maintain participation in the sports/activities you love!

Port City Chiropractic

Chiropractic, massage and hypnosis: chiropractic for a continued active lifestyle

Ready Rides

We provide free transportation to medical related appointments to those residents that are 55+ or disabled living in Barrington, Durham, Lee, Madbury, Newfields, Nottingham, Northwood, Newmarket and Strafford. Our volunteers are vetted and use their own cars

RiverWoods Durham

Informative information on the Continuing Care Retirement Community concept as well as active aging.

Seacoast Medical Reserve Corps and Seacoast Public Health

Emergency Preparedness information and free educational offerings to the community.

Seacoast Village Project

We are in the planning phase of making "aging in place" a real option in some of our New Hampshire Seacoast communities. Our proposed village will provide social connections and meaningful support (from members, vetted volunteers and professionals), while leveraging our consumer power to make change.

Strafford County ServiceLink

We will have some ATinNH gadgets to display/demo as well as brochures and handouts.

The Residence at Silver Square

A Walk in Their Shoes & Cognitive Assessments: A brief dementia simulation to help people understand how a person with dementia perceives the world around them and how participants can better communicate with them. Cognitive assessments will help participants to see how the challenges they faced in the simulation directly correlate to certain areas of the brain and function.

The Sonatina Center for Creative Arts Therapy

We provide individual and group music therapy and art therapy services to children and adults at our center and out in the community. We will primarily be displaying our services for older adults and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging

Ag-friendly communities across Northern New England: We will be offering information related to our efforts to promote initiatives that foster aging in place in communities across New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. We will share the learning opportunities we have available, including twice monthly webinars, a robust online resource hub, and regional in-person gatherings.

UNH Anthropology

Culture, Bones, and Biology  The Human Experience of Aging: Informational booth about human aging and care bioculturally and cross-culturally.

UNH Communication Sciences and Disorders

Hearing screenings and information about hearing loss (conference room).

UNH Department of Nursing

The first semester Direct Entry Masters in Nursing students will present on:

  • Sleep
  • Cognition
  • Hydration
  • Pain management using complementary therapies
  • Stress management
  • Oral care

UNH Hospitality Services

UNH Dining Halls, Catering and retail outlets such as the Dairy Bar. Seeking to inform regarding public access to our operations and potential workforce applicants. Serving complimentary yogurt parfaits.

UNH Human Resources Benefits

Engaging participants in fun games to understand UNH resources available to enhance an individual's preparation for retirement as well as life after retirement.

UNH Kinesiology: Association of Exercise Science Students

  • Fall-risk obstacle course and fall-safely station.
  • Exercise is Medicine Across the Decades: Advice of what health-related physical fitness components to address with activity through the decades
  •  Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Program: Heart Health

UNH Nutrition Program

 Promoting healthy, active aging through nutrition education.

UNH Occupational Therapy

  • Falls prevention education to include screenings, home modifications and exercise suggestions
  • CarFit: Adjustments and ideas to maximize safety and comfort while driving, with in-car safety screenings to educate senior drives on best practices for adjusting their car to increase safety and comfort.
  • Information Communication Technology Training: Providing home-based, one-on-one training on information communication technology with through students in the occupational therapy program.

UNH Online Assistive Technology

UNH Online offers a graduate-level certificate in assistive technology. We will have our Student Success Coach on hand with marketing materials to describe the program and answer questions.

UNH Psychology

The Healthy Aging Brain: Information will be presented on how physical and mental activities benefit the aging brain.

UNH Recreation Management and Policy

 Students will conduct leisure assessments and provide resources for community engagement.

Thank you to our proud partner:
Endowment for Health

Thank you to our sponsors:

AARP NH

 

            

Alzheimer's Association

 

Dunkin' Donuts

 

Hannaford

 

 

Riverwoods Durham

 

UNH Hospitality Services