Changemaker Award to be Given at EFA Expo and Conference

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Concord, CA – Patricia Moore, PhD, President of MooreDesign Associates, has been named a Changemaker by The Center for Health Design's Board of Directors. The award honors individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exceptional ability to change the way facilities are designed and built to universally serve all populations, and whose work has had broad impact on the advancement of environments for aging.

Professor directs successful program that gives older adults wide variety of opportunities for lifelong learning

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Richard Knopf knows that one’s mind is never too full, and that a person who voluntarily dims the lamp of learning does so at their own peril. As director of ASU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, he devotes his life to designing transformative experiences for older adults. A professor in the School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD) in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Knopf demonstrates how embracing new knowledge not only keeps this population feeling fully alive, but helps them gain a stronger sense of purpose and connection.

ASU’s Herberger Institute receives $150,000 to develop NEA Research Lab

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Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is among five recipients selected from across the country to receive an award to conduct a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab. The $150,000 award supports the Creative Health Collaborations Caregiving Research Lab, which will examine the role of three art forms in three caregiving situations: how theater might support families of children with special needs; how a smartphone app designed for easy journaling can assist families of cancer patients; and how music aids families of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.