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New research by Concordia-Chicago faculty shows association between the arts and aging

Older adults who frequently attended live performances of a concert, play or musical showed slower cognitive decline compared to those who never attended any performing arts, according to a study by Dr. Rekha S. Rajan, visiting associate professor of research at Concordia University Chicago. The study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Kumar Bharat Rajan, associate professor of internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center, and is funded by a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant through 2017.

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Concordia-Chicago announces speakers for 7th annual International Conference on Aging and Spirituality

Concordia University Chicago will bring together international researchers and scholars with expertise in aging, religion and spirituality, as well as practitioners, policy-makers, clergy, laypeople and care partners to explore how aging presents us with opportunities to navigate transitions over the life course.

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Center for Gerontology to develop training resources to enhance quality of home care for older adults

Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Gerontology has been awarded a $30,000 contract by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI). According to the terms of the agreement, the university’s Center for Gerontology will work with LSSI to develop and implement a suite of customized training resources for aides who deliver home care to older adults.

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International Alzheimer’s expert June Andrews to speak at Concordia University Chicago

Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Gerontology will host a lecture by June Andrews, Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom Stirling University, Scotland. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at 2 p.m., in Christopher Center, Room 200 on the University’s main campus in River Forest, IL.

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Concordia-Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust present free performance of “Soul Sisters”

Concordia University Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust will present performances of Soul Sisters on Friday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. The shows will take place at Oak Park Township Services, 130 S. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, IL. Both performances are free and open to the public.

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