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Active Aging-Older but Bolder Series Continues with CONDUCTORCISE Sept. 28Faculty and Staff, Alumni, Current Students, Community, Nursing, Music/Conservatory, Health and Sport Sciences
With a continued focus on active aging, Capital University’s Nursing Program will present Maestro David Dworkin and CONDUCTORCISE, another installment in its Older but Bolder series at 7 pm Thursday, September 28, in The Capital Center Field House.
The event, supported in part by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, is free and open to the public. Dworkin, who has led orchestras across the globe and performed as clarinetist with ensembles internationally, will present CONDUCTORCISE, a fitness fusion he pioneered in retirement. A sound workout for mind, body and soul, this interactive presentation integrates music education, listening and conducting, with the health benefits of vigorous movement and aerobic stamina. Find out more about the program here.
Capital Nursing launched Older but Bolder last spring with a conference featuring Colin Miller, chief executive officer of the International Council on Active Aging, who presented on “Changing the Way We Age.” The goal is to hold a major conference annually with supporting events throughout the year to address a gap in educational and recreational programming for middle-aged and older adults in the community, Nursing Dean Ann Peden, Ph.D., explained.
“We have an alumna, Lean Klusch ’66, who is very involved in the International Council on Active Aging, who brought us the idea. At the same time, we have been doing some work the Bexley Wellness Fund, and we’ve identified a need in the Bexley and broader communities for this type of programming,” she said. “There are lots of offerings for children and young adults. But there is a gap for middle-aged and older adults. We can help fill that gap.”
Capital is planning its second Older but Bolder Conference in March 2018 featuring Graham Rowles, Ph.D., professor and renowned gerontology expert from The University of Kentucky’s Graduate Center for Gerontology. His research in environmental gerontology focuses on the lived experience of aging in different contexts, including in-depth ethnographic studies of elderly populations in urban, rural and nursing facility environments.