Asbury Heights Welcomes Stephanie A. Studenski for Mickle Lecture

Asbury Heights, a senior living community and care facility in Mt. Lebanon, welcomes Stephanie A. Studenski, MD, MPH, to present Engineering Better Mobility in Old Age, part of Asbury’s Ruth E. Mickle Lecture series. The lecture will be presented in the Asbury Heights Social Room on Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m.

Two of the most important factors that promote functional independence across the life span are the ability to think and the ability to move. Trouble walking is at least twice as common as trouble thinking in late life. Surprisingly, while memory loss or dementia is no longer attributed to “normal aging,” the public as well as health care professionals still generally think of trouble walking as “normal aging.”

Dr. Studenski, professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and program director of the Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Center, will be presenting her research to investigate the evaluation, causes, prevention, and treatment of walking problems in late life.

RSVP by Thursday, May 2 to Courtney Kartman at 412-571-5106 or Refreshments will be served.

About Asbury Heights: For more than a century, Asbury Heights has provided high-quality, compassionate care to older adults in southwestern Pennsylvania. Asbury Heights is a faith-based, non-profit, charitable organization and is home to nearly 500 older adults and more than 450 employees. Visit

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