UW-South Madison Partnership, including the ADRC Get Movin’ program, recognized for its efforts and success

UW-South Madison Partnership, including the ADRC Get Movin’ program, recognized for its efforts and success

The UW-South Madison Partnership was recently recognized for its growth and success. The Get Movin’ program, an effort put on by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) as part of the larger UW-South Madison Partnership efforts, was recognized as a particularly positive part of the program. One participant says the free fitness class signals to her that UW-Madison appreciates her contributions, as she has been part of a memory-related study with the Wisconsin ADRC for the past 7 years. 

 

                                         Photos by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

 

Fabu Carter, outreach specialist at the Wisconsin ADRC, emphasized the ongoing relationships the center maintains with its participants as one aspect that makes the program successful.  “Some studies come into an African-American community, get their research and then go,” Carter says. “We’re different. We want to have a long-term response to helping the community."

The class benefits both the brain and the body, and this may be contributing to its increasing popularity. Carter says the class may even outgrow the space. 

Three years in, UW South Madison Partnership shows strong growth” was published on the University of Wisconsin News on Thursday, April 5, 2018. 

UW-Madison partnership marks 3 years of partnership on the city’s South Side” was published on the Wisconsin State Journal website on Sunday, April 15, 2018.