What is healthy aging?

The OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance seeks to answer this question through partnerships, discovery, education, and outreach. We engage in translational research to truly change the aging trajectory toward health and quality of life. Care of older adults is best done in teams- so we have taken a team approach to our research and training needs too. Read more...

2014 OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance Conference: September 30, 2014


The third OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance Workshop is titled, "Harnessing Science and Communities for Healthy Brain Aging." 

The focus of this workshop will be translating research to a public health message for Healthy Brain Aging, and to strengthen partnerships to truly transform the aging trajectory in Oregon.  There will be research presentation, a panel on effective community strategies for healthy aging facilitated by PSU's Institute on Aging, and a hosted poster session to share innovations and network!

Keynote speaker will be OHSU's Dr. Joe Quinn.

All are welcome - researchers, clinicians, educators, policy and advocacy colleagues, and anyone who is or might someday be growing older!  There is no cost to attend.

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September 30, 2014

OHSU Vey Auditorium

1:00 to 4:30pm 

(sign-in 12:30-1pm)

No cost to attend!  Click here to register

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See OHSU Research News for more details.

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To learn more, visit the OHSU Brain Institute website.