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?
THESE PROGRAMS ARE PAUSED FOR 2017-18 AND ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about aging?
The Geriatric Education Modules (GEMs) contain up-to-date information on 21 aging-related topics. The modules are designed for professionals, educators, and students, but family and other informal caregivers will also find them illuminating and helpful. Each module consists of a narrated slide presentation delivered by an expert on the topic. The modules range in length from 30 to 90 minutes.
University of Minnesota gerontology faculty members have expertise in over 120 aging-related subjects, including finance, ethics, managing chronic diseases, environmental design, and many others.
Gerontology faculty member Dr. Fang Yu, School of Nursing, conducted a study of the impact of exercise on Alzheimer's disease symptoms.
Our newsletter: Old News
The Spring 2017 edition of Old News is now available. Our newest issue includes:
- In Memory of Robert L. Kane, MD
- The View from Here: Where are We Going with Long-term Care?
- Perspectives on Retirement with profiles of Celia Wolk Gershenson and Hal Freshley
- Pamela Parker: Reflections of an Unprepared Caregiver
- Following the Minnesota Long-term Care Pioneer Trail
News and Coming Events
Caring for a Person With Memory Loss
Join experts for a day of lively, informative discussions about this critically important topic. The conference will provide information and support for all caregivers including adult children, spouses, community care givers, and practitioners.
Date and Time: Saturday, June 3, 8 AM -4:30 PM
Location: Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Conference Center
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
This event is free of charge (there is a fee for practitioners who would like to receive continuing education hours). Advance registration is required for all. Complete details are available here.