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The May “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on healthy aging. But the information provided is not only for seniors. Healthy aging is important for all of us. This month’s commentary features a conversation between Jennifer R. Jones, MPH, community engagement coordinator with the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.

JJ: Good afternoon, Ms. Bush. Isn’t it exciting that it’s starting to feel like spring?

EB: Yes, Jennifer; I’m so glad to see sunshine! We need it after a long winter. I see that we’re talking about healthy aging today. But first I want to talk a little bit about our “Take Charge” pages. We just had a partnership meeting last week, and I cannot speak enough about this unique partnership. To some, bringing together a newspaper, an African American advocacy organization, an academic research institution and a hospital system may prove difficult. But each partner—the Courier, the Urban League, Pitt CTSI and UPMC—is so committed to this. We work hard to provide the community with up-to-date, easily digestible health and research information. I’m glad to be a part of this page. For all of you who read this page each month, thank you.

JJ: I agree, Ms. Bush. It’s not only informative but also a fun way to disseminate research information. About healthy aging, do you think the saying “age is just a number” is true?

Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Healthy Aging was originally published on newpittsburghcourieronline.com

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