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American Psychological Association

750 First Street Northeast

Washington, DC 20002

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I am Psyched! for Healthy Aging is a FREE event in honor of the International Day of Older Persons.

The I am Psyched! initiative strives to raise awareness of the historic and contemporary contributions of women of color (WOC) to psychology. The event will feature four WOC psychologists who do innovative work in the aging arena in conversation with older adults who exemplify healthy aging in their daily lives. We encourage both students and older adults to attend!

Join us to:

  • Learn about exciting psychological research on how best to promote health and independence as we age

  • Explore career paths and opportunities in psychology and aging

  • Hear the personal stories of older adults who have overcome the challenges that often occur as we age

Moderated by:

Renee J. Nash

(Director of News and Public Affairs, Howard University Radio - WHUR 96.3 FM).

Join us to hear from:

  • Lisa Barnes Young, PhD (a neuropsychologist whose research focuses on reducing risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, Rush University)

  • Gayle Skawennio Morse, PhD (a psychologist whose research is focused on social justice, women’s issues and the effects of environmental toxins on health)

  • Hardeep Obhi, PhD (a gerontologist whose research is focused on social and psychological factors related to health and well-being, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

  • Veronica Cardenas, PhD (a psychologist whose focus is on developing, testing, and implementing effective mental health treatments for culturally diverse older adults, their caregivers and families, University of California, San Diego)

  • Janice Trinette Chase (Ms. Senior District of Columbia 2019, a creative artist and community activist)

  • … and other women of color psychologists and older adults discussing how to maintain health and independence as we age

You can also:

  • Win raffle prizes and giveaways

  • Receive free materials on healthy aging, caregiving, memory, stress management and more

  • Speak with the presenters and tour the I am Psyched! exhibit after the panel presentations

  • Be connected to tools and resources to begin a career in aging

Refreshments will be provided.

If you have questions or need accessibility accommodations, please email aging@apa.org.

We welcome large groups! If your group is larger than 10 or more, please contact Alex Watt at awatt@apa.org.

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