October 1, 2023 9:27 pm
Collaboration Among WKU Institute for Rural Wellness and Center for Applied Science in Wellness and Aging Strengthens Wellness Promotion

The Western Kentucky University (WKU) Institute for Rural Wellness (IRH) has joined forces with the Center for Applied Science in Wellness and Aging (CASHA) to collaborate on an revolutionary Bingocize® workshop. This workshop focuses on physical exercise, COVID-19, Influenza, Shingles, and Pneumonia education and wellness promotion.

Major this project are Dr. Kim Hyperlink, Co-Director of the IRH, and Dr. Jason Crandall, Creator of Bingocize® and Co-Director of CASHA. They are joined by Dr. Mark Schafer, CASHA Study Fellow, and Dr. Kara Haughtigan from the CHHS College of Nursing and Allied Wellness.

The funding for this project is supplied by way of a partnership with the Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative, led by USAging. A total of $152,000 will be allocated to generate, deliver, and help in the delivery of the new Bingocize® workshop.

Dr. Kim Hyperlink expressed her excitement about the project, stating, “The Institute for Rural Wellness is thrilled to be a element of this Bingocize® workshop that not only focuses on vaccination education, but also incorporates activities that market each day habits to increase immunity, wellness, and illness prevention in older adults across Kentucky.”

For extra details on the WKU Institute for Rural Wellness, interested folks can get in touch with Dr. Kim Hyperlink at kim.hyperlink@wku.edu or Dr. Qingfang Song at qingfang.song@wku.edu. Alternatively, they can check out the institute’s web page at https://www.wku.edu/irh/.

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