There is an opportunity to participate in research right now if you are interested. Lonnie Stewart is in the midst of collecting data for his Ph.D. dissertation which focuses on New York City as a unique environment for aging-in-community. Lonnie and his research team of physical therapy students from Columbia University are looking for individuals who live in NYC Council District 2, are 75 years old or older, and are willing to be interviewed for 40 minutes either by phone or over the computer.
Several people associated with Neighbor2Neighbor have already participated in the study which is re-starting after a long pause during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information on the study is below, where you can download both the flyer and the information sheet. If you have trouble accessing those files, would like more information, or want to express your interest, please do not hesitate to send Lonnie a note at email@example.com. Everyone who participates gets a “File of Life” refrigerator magnet that holds important medical and emergency contact information in the event of an emergency (when you may be unable to relay such information yourself). You also get the warm feeling of having helped Lonnie finish his Ph.D. work. The drawbacks? You may get bored of answering so many questions. But, at the end of the study, you get a chance to say whatever you want about what it is like to be an older adult living in New York City.