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Jacob Sosnoff and Wendy Rogers Present at the Navigating Change Symposium in Peoria, IL

June 12-14, 2018

abstract city map with locations marked Changing Aging Populations, Strengthening Communication, Tools for Healthy Aging, Innovative ProgramsJacob Sosnoff, CHART Steering Committee member, and Wendy Rogers, CHART Program Director, presented research at the 2018 Navigating Change Symposium hosted in Peoria, IL and supported by the State of Illinois Department on Aging. The title, Navigating Change, reflects the status of the Aging Network in Illinois. Recent developments include new federal regulations, including person-centered planning; the anticipated growth in the aging demographics and the unique characteristics associated with the aging population; Illinois’ plan for expansion of managed care for Long-Term Services and Supports; and the exploration of evidence-based programs for seniors. Both Sosnoff and Rogers presented work being done within their research laboratories with titles Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention: Role of Technology and Current and Emerging Technologies to Support Social Connectedness for Older Adults, respectively.

CHART Program Supports OneClick Chat Platform’s User Optimization for Older Adults

Dr. Wendy Rogers, Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor of Applied Health Sciences in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, and Dr. Raksha Mudar, associate professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science, will partner with OneClick.chat on a study of the web-based video chat platform’s ability to enhance social connections and engagement among older adults. OneClick.chat was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging. OneClick.chat’s CEO Dillon Myers says the research team will pilot the platform with adults over the age of 70, including adults with early signs of cognitive impairment. His goal is to understand the unique design needs of older adults at risk for social isolation in order to adapt OneClick.chat’s video technology.

Read more about the grant here.

CHART Apartment Research Showcase

Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign met at the Clark-Lindsey Village campus on June 6th, 2018 to take part in a roundtable discussion, hosted by CHART Program Coordinator Brian Pastor, about the research that is being done in the CHART Apartment.  Clark-Lindsey residents and staff were invited to sit down and discuss five of the projects that are currently active in the CHART Apartment and provide feedback in order to better achieve the CHART vision statement of “Harnessing Technology to Support Successful Aging”.

agenda with 5 topics of discussionKenny Blocker sitting with 4 residents of Clark-Lindsey

 

CHART Symposium

November 6, 2017
Champaign, IL

Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology (CHART) is a newly formed research theme in the College of Applied Health Sciences in the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability (CHAD). Dr. Wendy Rogers is the Director of the CHART Program and the mission is to facilitate successful aging through fundamental research; advanced technology development; education of researchers, technology developers, healthcare professionals; guidance for policy decision-making; and translation of these efforts into products and systems to improve the lives of older adults. The goal of the symposium was to provide opportunities for interactions and a forum for collaboration planning.

You can read more about the event here.

You can download the program from the event here.

You can download descriptions of posters from the event here.

Charles Consel and Greg Walker

left: Charles Consel, right: Greg Walker

Featured speakers included Charles Consel and Greg Walker. Charles Consel is a professor of Computer Science at the Bordeaux Institute of Technology. He served on the faculty of Yale University, Oregon Graduate Institute and the University of Rennes. Mr. Walker is an accomplished research and business operations professional with many years of experience in science research and strategic business planning for non-profit and Fortune 500 companies.

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Charles Consel speking with Wendy Rogers

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