The mission of the Center on Aging is to facilitate the University of Minnesota's response to the issues of the aging population by fostering basic and applied research, education of students, and training for professionals to help explicate the aging process and inform public policy.
Why study aging?
Older adults-those 65 and over-make up the fastest growing age group in the United States and many countries around the world. The demand for professionals with training in aging has never been higher. To help meet this need, the Center on Aging offers two graduate level programs:
- The gerontology minor - for current graduate and professional students
- The Certificate in Aging Studies - for professionals who already hold a bachelor's degree or higher
Not sure which is right for you? Contact the Center on Aging: 612-624-1185 or email@example.com
Attention Current Students
Summer and fall semester registration is now open! Information about our summer and fall semester classes is available here.
Continuing education opportunities:
Geriatric Education Modules - New module: Ethics in Aging and Aging Services
Find an Expert
Gerontology faculty members at the U of M have expertise in over 120 aging-related subjects, such as finance, ethics, memory loss, environmental design, and many others. The complete list is available here.
Gerontology faculty member Dr. Fang Yu, School of Nursing. A story about Dr. Yu's study of the impact of exercise on Alzheimer's disease symptoms is available here.
Have other questions about aging? Visit our Community Aging Resources page.
Announcements & Coming Events
Mark Your Calendars for the next MGS/Center on Aging Webinar:
A Win-Win: When Gerontology and Geriatrics Work Together
August 16, 12 noon to 1 PM. Presented by Phyllis A. Greenberg, PhD, associate professor of gerontology at St. Cloud State University, and George Schoephoerster, MD, past president of the Minnesota Medical Directors Association. This webinar is free of charge, but registration is required. Visit the MGS website at www.mngero.org to register. Co-sponsored by the Center on Aging, Minnesota Board on Aging, the Minnesota Gerontological Society (MGS), 3M Health Academy, and others.
MGS Scholarship Awards Announced
Two University of Minnesota graduate students received the Gerald Bloedow Scholarship for 2016: Jessica Finlay, who is pursuing her PhD in geography with a minor in gerontology, and Ana Westervelt, who will begin the master of public health program this fall. Congratulations!
The Spring 2016 issue of Old News is now available. Our newest issue includes:
- Perspectives on Retirement
- Pam Parker – History of Long-term Care in Minnesota
- Paying for Performance in Long-term Care
- The Long-term Care Re-think Tank
- News, Notes, and Notable Achievements
- and more
Past issues of Old News are available here.