Ithaca College Speaker: Physical Activity/Aging

ITHACA, NY — An expert on the effects of exercise and physical activity on sensory, motor and cognitive functioning in old age will give a free public talk at Ithaca College on Thursday, Oct. 29. Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko will discuss “Physical Activity and Successful Aging” at 7 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall. His presentation is sponsored by the Gerontology Institute Distinguished Speaker Series.Currently serving as president of the International Society for Aging and Physical Activity, Chodzko-Zajko is professor and head of the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was the founding editor of the “Journal of Aging and Physical Activity” and has served on the World Health Organization’s Scientific Advisory Committee and the American College of Sports Medicine Strategic Health Initiative on Aging and Exercise.Among other honors, Chodzko-Zajko has been presented with the Presidential Award from the North American Society for Sport and Physical Education, King McCristal Distinguished Scholar Award from the University of Illinois, and Raymond A. Ciszek Distinguished Service Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.For more information contact Marilyn Kinner, Gerontology Institute outreach program coordinator, at mkinner@ithaca.edu or 607-274-1967.

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