The Center on Aging facilitates the University of Minnesota's response to the many issues of the aging population.

 The Center on Aging enjoys the active participation of faculty from across the University including the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, various schools in the College of Education and Human Development, and the Medical School. 

Alzheimer's Association Young Champions present: A Think & a Drink Continuing Education Event

Join us to learn about the latest Alzheimer's research. Dr. Fang Yu, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, will present her research on the impact of aerobic exercise on people with Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Yu is also a member of the School of Public Health gerontology faculty. Dr. Lyn Steffen of theSchool of Public Health will discuss her research and teaching on nutrition and cognitive health. Continuing education credit is available. 
Date and time: Monday, February 29, 6 PM - 8 PM
Location: Gluek's Restaurant + Bar, 16 North 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Depression in Seniors

Is the topic for the next Center on Aging and Minnesota Gerontological Society webinar. 
The presenter is Betsy Kane Ellis, MS, of Jewish Family Service of St. Paul. 
Date and time: Thursday, February 18, 12 noon to 1 PM.  
As always, the webinar is free but registration is required. Visit for all details and to sign up.

Attention Students

Are you currently studying aging? Do your career plans include aging services, research, or teaching? If so,  MGS has two scholarship opportunities for you.  The Bloedow Scholarship, named for the former director of the Minnesota Board on Aging, and the Elva Walker Spillane Scholarship, also named for a past director of MGS. Both scholarships are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Full details and application forms are on the MGS website: The application deadline for both awards is March 1. 


People aged 65 and over are the fastest-growing segment of the population in the United States and around the world. University of Minnesota gerontology researchers are working toward solutions that will improve the lives of older people in Minnesota and beyond.

Through our educational programs, we are preparing students for careers in aging to meet the demand for professionals with training in gerontology. Pursue your education in aging studies: 

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