UF’s Institute on Aging opens Health Promotion Center

This Wednesday the UF's Institute on Aging will hold a grand opening for the new Health Promotion Center

At the heart of the Institute on Aging is the mission to improve the health and independence of older adults. Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, to celebrate the opening of the Health Promotion Center, a new resource that features more than 7,000 square feet of unique space for research trials, where participants can walk on a 200-foot cushioned indoor track, balance on ballet-style bars set in a mirror-paneled wall, receive health education or whip up easy meals in a demonstration kitchen. It is near an outdoor walking track within the lush and shady Wilmot Gardens, which also will be used in research studies. The facility creates an opportunity for cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental collaborations to investigate the role of physical activity and other interventions in disease prevention and management.

The event is being held in Room DG-22 (Dental Science Building) in the Health Science Center.