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Is age a risk or resilience factor?

February 5, 2009

Want to age well? Do you have loved ones or clients that you would like to see age well so that they lead happy, fulfilling lives? At this monthly seminar series, the CSU community, general public, and individuals who work in professions that serve older adults and their families are invited to learn about the potential for well aging, as well as the limitations that may be created through illness and unfavorable living conditions.

Aim: Aging well

You can learn about the complexities of the human aging process in this monthly seminar which generally occurs on the second Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m.  You are welcome to bring a lunch!  The Aging Research Colloquium Series is sponsored by the College of Applied Human Sciences.

Monday, Feb. 9 topic

The Monday, Feb. 9 seminar is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in 213-215 of the Lory Student Center.

Manfred Diehl, professor and director, Center on Aging, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, will speak on "Is age a risk or resilience factor when adults experience daily stress?  He will address how the variable of age works to make people more resilient to stress or makes them more vulnerable to illness or distress. 

Focus of monthly seminars

The  seminars, which generally occur on the second Monday of each month, feature cutting-edge research in aging from a multidisciplinary perspective. The overall goal of ARCS is to help people gain a better understanding of the complexities of the human aging process, including the potential for well aging as well as the limitations that may be set by illness and unfavorable living conditions.

The Aging Research Colloquium Series is organized by the Colorado State University Center on Aging in the College of Applied Human Sciences.

Seminars to follow this Spring

Monday, Mar. 9
  • Topic: Vida Tranquila II: A cognitive behavioral intervention for older Latino primary care patients with generalized anxiety disorder
  • Speaker: Louise Quijano, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Colorado State University.
  • Location: 213-215 Lory Student Center
Monday, Apr. 13 
  • Topic:  Brain responses to emotional stimuli: Effects of age and voluntary cognitive control
  • Speaker: Michael Kisley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
  •  Location: 211 E Lory Student Center
Monday, Apr. 27
  • Topic: Exercise and sex hormone regulation of vascular aging
  • Speaker: Dr. Kerrie Moreau, Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics, University of Colorado-Denver.
  • Location: 101 Gifford Hall (Please note change from Student Center)


Contact: Manfred Diehl
Phone: (970) 491-1767