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Where in the World? Kenya – For International, Interdisciplinary Student Learning Opportunities

Research associate Michelle Arnett and Sarah Toevs, director of Boise State University’s Center for the Study of Aging, recently completed an exploratory trip to western Kenya to identify international, interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students. July 11-23, the duo traveled from Nairobi … (Read More) Where in the World? Kenya – For International, Interdisciplinary Student Learning Opportunities

Family Caregiver Conference is Feb. 11

Re-submitted from Boise State University News Update February 2, 2017 In a society that is plagued with high healthcare costs, family caregivers are unsung heroes.  Family caregivers are relatives who are responsible, often 24 hours a day, seven days a … (Read More) Family Caregiver Conference is Feb. 11

Boise State University Students, Faculty, and Alumni Haunt the Halls of the American Public Health Association

Boise State University was well represented at the 2016 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health” on Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 in Denver, Colorado.  The theme for the 2016 conference … (Read More) Boise State University Students, Faculty, and Alumni Haunt the Halls of the American Public Health Association

Idaho Caregiver Alliance Releases Action Plan as Governor Recognizes November as National Family Caregiver Month

BY: CIENNA MADRID Idaho’s caregivers ­­– parents, sons and daughters, spouses, friends and neighbors – provide more than 201 million hours in uncompensated care annually. Acknowledging their service, Gov. Butch Otter recognized November as National Family Caregiver Month, hailing the … (Read More) Idaho Caregiver Alliance Releases Action Plan as Governor Recognizes November as National Family Caregiver Month

Age-Friendly City Assessment of Boise Results to be Presented at American Public Health Association

Sarah Toevs, director of the Center for the Study of Aging, and Tami Cirerol, graduate research assistant for the center, will present findings from an age-friendly city assessment of Boise, which was conducted through the Center for the Study of … (Read More) Age-Friendly City Assessment of Boise Results to be Presented at American Public Health Association

Center for Study of Aging Sponsors JAVA Summit to be Held in June

The 2016 Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults (JAVA) Summit on Elder Abuse and Exploitation will be held from 8 am to 5 pm on June 21 in the Boise State Student Union Building. The JAVA Summit is sponsored by the … (Read More) Center for Study of Aging Sponsors JAVA Summit to be Held in June

Center for the Study of Aging Partners with Treasure Valley YMCA to Battle Parkinson’s

Sarah Toevs, director of both the Master of Health Science Program and the Center for Study of Aging, will be working with the Treasure Valley Family YMCA Healthy Living Center (HLC) to evaluate the HLC’s Delay the Disease Parkinson’s Program … (Read More) Center for the Study of Aging Partners with Treasure Valley YMCA to Battle Parkinson’s

Center for Study of Aging to Co-Sponsor Family Caregiver Conference

The fifth Annual Family Caregiver Conference designed to support family caregivers will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 at Boise State University. Every day, thousands of Idahoans work 24/7, with love and dedication taking care of a family member who is … (Read More) Center for Study of Aging to Co-Sponsor Family Caregiver Conference

Caregiving in Idaho – Lifespan Respite Summit Registration Open

Registration for the Caregiving in Idaho – Lifespan Respite Summit on Thursday, Oct 22 has officially opened. The summit will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Shilo Inn Suites in Idaho Falls and is free with … (Read More) Caregiving in Idaho – Lifespan Respite Summit Registration Open

Mary Holden Receives JAVA Service Award

Mary Holden, community liaison for the Center for the Study of Aging, was awarded the Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults Service Award during the 2015 Summit on Elder Abuse and Exploitation. Holden is also a graduate of Boise State’s School … (Read More) Mary Holden Receives JAVA Service Award