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Please RSVP here for our Boston Bridge Meeting on Wednesday, February 15th at 6pm.

The Health, Physical Activity and Sport Research Group from the Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences at Blanquerna – Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Spain aims to advance current scientific knowledge to enhance a healthier society by means of examining the beneficial effects of physical activity on individuals’ psychosocial and biological health and quality of life.

A team from Blanquerna will be visiting the MIT AgeLab and Boston Bridge to present several of their ongoing projects with older adults, specifically focusing on how co-creation can improve adherence, uptake and sustainability of interventions aimed at improving health-related outcomes.

We will be joined by:
Dr. Maria Giné-GarrigaPhD in Sport Sciences and Physiotherapist. Full-time Assistant Professor in the Sport Sciences and Principal Investigator of the Health, Physical Activity and Sport Research Group.

Giuliana Longworth, Marie-Curie Doctoral Fellow at Blanquerna – Ramon Llull University. Giuliana's area of research is implementation and evaluation strategies for participatory research approaches, specializing in evidence-based co-creation. 

Jorge R Zapata-Restrepo, Architect, urban designer, community planner, and Marie-Curie Doctoral Fellow at Blanquerna – Ramon Llull University. Jorge’s doctoral research is focused on urban design and co-creation with community-dwelling older adults and care home residents to improve movement behavior and reduce social isolation.

We hope you'll join us!

If you have trouble day of, please email us at

Directions to the Sloan School can be found on the homepage of our website ( We will meet on the 5th floor in Room 550.

Parking is available after 5PM for MIT affiliates in the Amherst Street E51 lot. Paid garage parking is available in the Hayward and Sloan garages.

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