Schedule of Important Longevity Dates and Events
*This process takes place over a 15 week period. Since the students are in college, they skip a week for spring break which is typically in March and Easter break in the beginning of April.*
Goals: To introduce the Longevity Games to the students and seniors and conduct a student/senior speed dating event. The objective is to get students and seniors talking to each other and discover what they might have in common.
Methodologies: Students who are learning about different longevity aspects team up with seniors who are experiencing the effects. By understanding the Longevity Games in full, students will be able to identify how to measure these markers and create a plan for their partnered senior.
Results: By the end of this day, groups will be made with compatible students and seniors who have a solid understanding of the process and are willing to work with each other to achieve their goals.
Goals: The groups of students and seniors will rotate through the Longevity Games and record the scores of each senior for all of the stations.
Methodologies: Going through the Longevity Games will provide students with the data needed to analyze each senior. This will them formulate a longevity plan that is tailored for their seniors needs.
Results: Upon finishing the Longevity Games, the data sheets will be turned in and analyzed at this time. The students and seniors will have rough ideas as to what they will be working on as the semester progresses. Group results will be presented at the next meeting.
Goals: To meet with the seniors, review their data together, and combine brains to generate ideas for their personal plan.
Methodologies: Students review the collected data with the seniors and interview them to find more about what they would like to improve based on their personal data.
Results: By the end of this meeting students will have a concrete area to focus their plan on.
Goals: By this meeting, students will have devised a longevity plan for their elders. Together they will communicate what they enjoy about the plan or anything they believe needs changing.
Methodologies: Through using the lessons taught in the Science of Aging Class, students will be able to identify biomarkers of aging and construct a plan for their senior based upon their longevity results.
Results: By the end of this meeting, students will have a longevity plan and feedback from their senior describing what they would like out of the process.
Goals: The final personalized longevity plans will be presented to the seniors as well as specific training.
Methodologies: After putting together last meetings information, a finalized longevity plan will result for each senior. Students will use the rest of this time to begin training their seniors on the equipment or materials needed to conduct the plan.
Results: This meeting will conclude with a full understanding of the personalized plan and how it will work.
Goals: The goals are to continue the personalized plan that was put in place the last meeting and check on the progress after about a month.
Methodologies: Continue the second training.
Goals: The goals are to continue the personalized plan and keep aiming for progress in the Final Longevity Games. In addition, the students and their seniors met to inform each other what they have been working on.
Goals: To revisit the longevity games three months later and collect data on the seniors results.
Results: To collect data on how the seniors improved in a three month time span.
The Following Year:
Goals: To get a closer look at the progress of the seniors one year after their first longevity games experience.
Methodologies: To go through the series of longevity games for a third time.
Results: The seniors data of the longevity games a year later. Looking at all of their data consecutively can allow them and us to visualize what worked about the plan or what did not.