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CVNR News & Announcements

CVNR Investigator offers Adapted Tango classes

Dr. Madeleine Hackney is offering FREE adapted tango classes to improve balance and mobility in older adults with movement problems.

The second session starts August 26th and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm. Please see flyer below for more details on this fun exercise class.

Adapted Tango Flyer (242.8 KB)

Community Focus

On May 20th, Dr. Joe Nocera and  Dr. Keith McGregor provided an educational program for the Druid Hills Civitan Club. Although the focus on the talk was related to research in healthy aging, members were also excited to hear about all of the research programs at the CVNR.  Members enjoyed and appreciated the talks on fall prevention, exercise, and motor ability. 

Dr. McGregor also received the 2014 Outstanding Research in Aging Award from the Civitan Group of Atlanta. Congratulations!

Save the Date: The Savvy Caregiver Train the Trainer Workshop

Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Dementia Committee
& Center of Excellence for Visual & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation, Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Center for Health in Aging, and Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center Proudly Present

The Savvy Caregiver Train the Trainer Workshop with Savvy Author & Master Trainer Ken Hepburn, PhD

DATE: Friday, September 19, 2014
TIME: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
VENUE: Emory Continuing Education, 12 Executive Park Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
COST: $20.00 includes program materials, parking, lunch & CEUs – Scan QR code for more info.

Event Flyer (362.0 KB)

Key Research Findings Featured in VA Research Currents, Spring 2014 Edition

Dr. Pardue's research on how exercise wards off retinal damage is being featured in the Spring Edition of VA Research Currents, Research News for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Research Currents

New York Times publishes article featuring Jeffrey Boatright, PhD & Machelle Pardue, PhD: Exercising for Healthier Eyes

Congratulations for Dr. Pardue, Dr. Boatright, & their collegues! Their research on benefits of exercise in reducing the effects of macular degeneration have been featured in the New York Times.  New York Times: Exercising for Healthier Eyes