MOBILIZE Boston II

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

The Study

MOBILIZE BOSTON

Maintenace of Balance, Independent Living, Intellect and Zest in the Elderly of BOSTON

 

The MOBILIZE Boston Study began in 2005 with a grant from the National Institute on Aging, of the National Institutes of Health. The MOBILIZE Boston Study was initially designed to help us learn more about common problems that affect the daily lives of older adults, for example, balance problems, pain, foot problems, falls and memory loss. In the first five years of the Study, we learned a lot about chronic health problems such as pain, falls, and brain functions.

We are happy to report that in July, 2011, we were given another 5-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to continue to follow the many people who enrolled in the first wave of the Study. In this new phase of the study, referred to as MOBILIZE Boston Study II, we will continue to examine ways by which people stay healthy well into their later years. The scientific information gathered from our assessments will contribute to medical knowledge for future generations. People who are enrolled in the study are making a big difference for all of us. By gaining a better understanding of the hazards of aging, we will be able to find new ways of helping people to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible even in the face of multiple chronic conditions.

The MOBILIZE Boston Study II is funded by a grant (#R01AG041525 ) from the National Institute on Aging (National Institutes of Health), to the University of Massachusetts Boston. Our partner organizations include Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research and the Boston VA Medical Center. In addition our study investigators include experts from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and Tel Aviv University.