Category: Highway to Tomorrow Blog

The University of Kansas Gerontology Program Presents: “A Creative Aging Performance”

The University of Kansas’ Gerontology Program is sponsoring its 2017 Spring Speaker series lecture/performance, with co-sponsorship from the Departments of Psychology and Theatre, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the Center for Research on Aging & Disability Options (CRADO). 

Posted in Highway to Tomorrow Blog, Home Page

KU: Building a home that helps residents stay healthy

What if your house could help keep you healthy? That’s the notion that University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning Associate Professor Joe Colistra and his students will explore this semester through a couple of grants that aim

Posted in Highway to Tomorrow Blog, Home Page

Passive Health Monitoring: Arming Caregivers With The Right Tools

Jeff Bell from one of our corporate partners, Keystone Technologies, has written a post explaining the benefits of ‘passive health monitoring’ for supporting caregivers and patients. “Passive Health Monitoring is a system of interlocking technologies that provides more timely response

Posted in Highway to Tomorrow Blog

Inter-professional Education in Aging for Law and Healthcare Students

The UMKC health professions schools (Nursing and Health Studies, Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy) along with the School of Law were recently awarded a national grant to work together to advocate for older adults.  This project team includes representatives from each

Posted in Highway to Tomorrow Blog, Home Page

Mid-America Regional Council

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is a non-profit organization that promotes ‘regional cooperation and develops innovative solutions through leadership, planning and action’ in the Kansas City metropolitan area. One MARC publication which may be of  particular interest to members of the I-70

Posted in Highway to Tomorrow Blog

Squaring the Life Curve with Supportive Technology

Marjorie Skubic, Ph.D., Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director, Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, served as the keynote speaker at the  Global Telehealth Conference  in Auckland New Zealand. In her talk Squaring the

Posted in Highway to Tomorrow Blog

Gerontology at UMSL

Students at the University of Missouri – St. Louis recently created a YouTube video describing the field of gerontology and promoting the undergraduate, certificate, and graduate gerontology programs at UMSL. Have a look!

Posted in Highway to Tomorrow Blog, Home Page

AARP Policy Innovation Challenge: Call for applications for funding

AARP has put out a call for applications for funding for their “Policy Innovation Challenge: Social Security Adequacy and Solvency” initiative. Notice of intent to apply is due August  31st, 2016 Application for funding is due September  30th, 2016 More

Posted in Highway to Tomorrow Blog

TEDx Talk: Redefining our Expectations of Aging

Ann Fisher-Jackson, Director of Marketing at Keystone Technologies, recently presented for TEDx at North Central College about how a preventative model of care could be used to improve quality of life in our later years. Read below to learn more about Keystone Technologies, Ann

Posted in Highway to Tomorrow Blog, Home Page

KU Department of Architecture Health and Wellness: Joint Design Studio Project

LAWRENCE — During the spring semester of 2015, Assistant Professor of Architecture Hui Cai of the Department of Architecture’s Health and Wellness program organized a joint design studio with the School of Architecture at Nanjing Tech, China. That led to

Posted in Highway to Tomorrow Blog, Home Page