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Optimizing Function and Physical Activity Among Older Adults
According to the 2019 Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million in 2060. Physical Activity is a powerful predictor of a person's mobility, longevity and quality of life, especially in the later years. Join us for a webinar featuring Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP as we explore the importance and how to optimize function and physical activity among a wide range of older adults.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the benefits of optimizing function and physical activity among older adults.
2. Discuss how the risk of sedentary behavior is often outweighs the risk of physical activity.
3. Review recommendations and evaluations for older adults in terms of function and physical activity.
4. Explain ways to motivate individuals based on their motivation, preferences, and goals.

Oct 17, 2019 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP
Professor @University of Maryland School of Nursing
Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP is a Professor in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, co-directs the Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Research Center of Excellence, holds the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, and does clinical work at Roland Park Place. Her research program is focused on optimizing function and physical activity among older adults and testing implementation of interventions in real world settings. Dr. Resnick has over 250 published articles, numerous chapters in nursing and medical textbooks, and books on Restorative Care and Resilience. She is the editor of Geriatric Nursing, an associate editor and on editorial board for numerous journals. She has held leadership positions in multiple organizations including Presidency of the American Geriatrics Society and the Gerontological Society of America and has been recognized for numerous national awards.