Program Admissions

Admission is open to any Colorado resident age 18+ who attends one of the Information Sessions and subsequently completes the program registration form and letter of commitment. We do not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran or military status, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  

The Preparation: 

  • You do not need a background in science or research. We invite older adults with no such background. We are seeking to engage diverse older adults who can help researchers more effectively connect and communicate with people like yourself – your peers.
  • Completing team-based, solution-focused projects (an opportunity to apply knowledge, skills and ideas). No registration fee; stipends provided.

Requirements:

  • Complete the free, 7-week (virtual) Health Navigator Training provided by the Multi-disciplinary Center on Aging (~42 hours total)
  •  Older Adult Research Specialist training program.(~40 [60] hours total).
  • All participate in a team-based solution-focused project that will contribute to the resources available to recruit and retain diverse older adults in research.

The Benefits to You:

  • Encore careers in a dynamic learning environment that will allow you to be a leader creating new ways to engage peers in research (options will include part-time and full-time positions)
  • Interact with top researchers in the country; learn about leading innovations in older adult health
  • Free Health Navigator Training and opportunity to complete the associated assessment; those who pass the assessment are eligible to be listed on a statewide registry credentialed health navigators (a great resume builder!)
  • Opportunity to engage with peers throughout the training
  • Contribute to Age-Friendly University practices as CU Anschutz becomes one of only two campuses in the State of Colorado to achieve designation as an Age-Friendly University.