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KHP Health Promotion Faculty, Melinda Ickes, Ph.D., featured in January 2018 BINGOcize® Newsletter

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Melinda Ickes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Health Promotion in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, is working with colleagues and students to implement the Bingocize® program in Certified Nursing Facilities as part of a three year project approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Bingocize® is a preventive health promotion program which combines the traditional game of bingo with therapeutic exercise. The program, created by Dr. Jason Crandall, Associate Professor in the College of Health and Human Services at Western Kentucky University, can increase the functional performance and social engagement of older adults in a variety of settings to improve health care outcomes. Co-Investigators on the project are Lance Bollinger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology and Marilyn Campbell, Ph.D., Lecturer, also faculty in the Kinesiology & Health Promotion Department, within the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. To find out more about Bingocize and Dr. Icke’s role, read the January 2018 Issue of the project’s newsletter.

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