Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations: 4th Annual Health and Aging conference

Health Conference, SJSU

Health Conference, SJSU

CHAMP (the Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations) at SJSU cordially invites you to our fourth annual Health and Aging conference on Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This year’s conference, co-sponsored by SJSU and the City of San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation, & Neighborhood Services, is an exciting multidisciplinary event (Anthropology, Engineering, Gerontology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, and Social Work) involving several CSU’s in Northern California.

The research presentations address Working with Diverse Ethnic Populations; LGBT issues; Training Future Professionals in Aging; Skeletal & Joint Health; Mental Health of Older Veterans; and University/ Community partnerships to promote healthy aging in senior living communities. Poster presentation topics include cognitive functioning; physical activity; senior peer coaching; assistive devices; and alternative therapies (music, art, dance, and animal assisted therapies).

Visit the CHAMP website: to register and preview the Conference Program (attached) OR Use the link below to Register. Please share this invitation with your colleagues and students. Note that registration is FREE for students, and only $20 for faculty and professionals. We look forward to seeing you!

Click here to register:

SVHAP: Call for Student Interns.

Hello Students!
As you are considering your schedules for next semester and looking for internship and fieldwork we wanted to inform you about a project that the Kinesiology department is involved in? The department received a grant to create The Silicon Valley Healthy Aging Partnership (SVHAP) which is committed to creating and supporting partnerships between community organizations to ensure that evidence-based health promotion programs are widely available on an on-going basis throughout Santa Clara County for all older adults. We are in our third year, and hoping to extend opportunities to more of our students.  We are also ow part of the county wide Falls Prevention of Santa Clara County (FPSCC).
What does this mean for you? We are working with various senior serving agencies to offer fall-prevention and exercise programs throughout the Santa Clara County area. Several of these organizations, including the City of San Jose, Portuguese Organization for Social Services and Opportunities, Yu-Ai Kai, and many others are looking for students to help teach classes to their clients, attend health fairs and give falls prevention presentations.
This internship would require that students be certified as instructors in either Matter of Balance, EnhanceFitness and possibly the Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease. These training would be paid for by SVHAP. Some of these internships may be paid positions. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Schachner (
We would like to start interviews in the beginning of the year so that interns are ready to start working as the semester begins!
You may also want to look at our website for further information.
Hope you are surviving the end of the semester!