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Healthy Aging Online Series: Healthy Aging is a Course

Healthy Aging Online Series: Healthy Aging


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Full course description




Self-Paced 70 Minutes





What you'll learn:

In the next half century, the older adult population in the United States is projected to more than double in size—from 31 million to 80 million. The Healthy Aging Online Series will offer several free, self-paced, self-study online modules targeted to increase health professionals’ responsiveness and improve health care of healthy aging adults. The information provided may also be of interest and helpful to the general public.

The Healthy Aging learning module approaches aging as a normal part of the human condition. How we age reflects genetic, lifestyle, social and environmental factors. As the population of adults aged 65 and older rises it is important to increase our awareness of approaches to promoting healthy lifestyles among older adults.

Content includes: changing demographics of the older adult population, goals of healthy aging, physical changes accompanying the normal aging process and healthy lifestyle practices and approaches to promote healthy lifestyle among older adults.

Module includes: voice enhanced presentations, videos, online resources, learning activities, call to action, post-test, and evaluation.

Time required: approximately 70 minutes; can be completed at one time or in 15-20 minute segments taken at your own pace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify a minimum of two common mistakes used when communicating with older adults.
  • Evaluate your own communication techniques with older adults.
  • Describe communication competencies used when interacting with older adults.

Who is this course designed for:

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, physicians, social workers, allied health professionals, family and friend caregivers

About the instructor

Julie Fleury, Ph.D, FAAN, Professor
ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation

Dr. Fleury has extensive research experience in providing community-based interventions to promote health in vulnerable elderly. She is the recipient of the Western Institute of Nursing Research Award for Senior Geriatric Researcher and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Fleury holds PhDs in Clinical Research and Community Psychology.