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Center for Healthy Aging Research to celebrate 10-year anniversary

CHAR-headerThe College of Public Health and Human SciencesCenter for Healthy Aging Research (CHAR) is celebrating 10 years of advancing aging research and promoting healthy aging for older adults throughout Oregon and the nation.

Join the center April 1 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center as local experts in the field discuss current research in aging studies.

Learn more and register now for the free event featuring researchers from Oregon State University, Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Oregon Research Institute and Oregon Health & Science University.

“Oregon is becoming very well known for excellence in aging sciences, and we think it is important to increase the communication and opportunities for collaboration and synergies across the state,” says CHAR Director Carolyn Aldwin.

The event features a brief history by former CHAR director Karen Hooker, who will look back on the first 10 years of CHAR’s research and community impact, as well as a glimpse into the center’s future by CHAR Director Carolyn Aldwin.

Guests will enjoy a special birthday cake celebration, lunch and poster session, including a wine and cheese reception. The lunch is $10, and you must R.S.V.P.

“Given the influx of aging Baby Boomers, it is imperative that we learn how to promote optimal aging and delay or prevent the advent of costly chronic illnesses that occur in late life,” Carolyn says. “We are living longer, and our research here in Oregon can help improve not only longevity, but also quality of life.”

The 10-year anniversary celebration precedes the 39th Annual OSU Gerontology Conference April 2-3 at CH2M Hill Alumni Center.