Longevity Study: Learning from our Elders - Sun City, AZ

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Longevity Study: Learning from our Elders - Sun City, AZ


Study Status:
Recruiting
Age:
50+
Study Type:
Observational Studies
Studies for People with Memory Impairment
Studies for People without Memory Impairment

Eligibility Requirements:

This study enrolls healthy aging individuals, 50 years old and above, who are willing to share information about their life. There is a wait list to enroll into the study with the oldest individuals called first.

About the Study:

  • The Longevity Study is a non-invasive observational study which began in 2006. 
  • There are over 600 active participants, more than half over the age of 80.
  • We are seeking participants, age 50 and older and especially those aged 80 years and older, as this is the least researched and fasted growing age group.

Purpose:

The Longevity Study aims to:

  • Identify the psychosocial, cognitive, medical, physical, spiritual and other factors contributing to healthy aging
  • Explore what is unique about the Optimal Aging population
  • Contribute to the research on optimal aging and longevity
  • Provide insights for improving health of our aging population
  • Collaborate with researchers locally and nationally to expand the scope of healthy aging and longevity research

What is Involved:

If you decide to participate, you would be asked to complete the following:

  • Sign consent forms
  • Complete an annual questionnaires and interview with a professional interviewer (approx. 1 hour) at Banner Sun Health Research Institute (visits to residences are possible under special circumstances)
  • Complete memory and thinking tests, blood pressure and other measurements during certain annual visits

Reasons you may be interested in participating in the Longevity Study:

  • You could play a vital role in improving the lives of seniors and future generations
  • Advocate for your own wellness and quality of life
  • Receive memory screening results associated with the study
  • Gain access to community programs and resources
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