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Program for Active Aging and Community Engagement (PACE)

Long Study Name: Program for Active Aging and Community Engagement

Study Type:  Physical activity and health education

Study Design: 
Participants will be randomly placed (like flipping a coin) into one of two interventions that are designed to improve health among older adults.

Study Purpose:

The primary aim of the study is to compare the effects of two interventions on 12-month levels of physical activity.  Secondary aims include testing the effects of the two interventions on physical function and health-related quality of life.

Study Qualifications:

  • Age: 55 - 80 years old
  • Not already exercising regularly
  • Healthy enough to exercise
  • Able to attend weekly morning sessions

Study Duration: 12 months

Study Benefits:

  • Regular, supervised physical activity sessions, or regular education on health-related topics relevant to older adults
  • 1-year membership to the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA at no cost
  • Regular assessments of blood pressure and weight

Study Contact:

If you are interested in the PACE study, please call 336-716-3589 or email Carol Massa-Fanale at or call Susan Harris at 713-4244.

Last Updated: 09-12-2016
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