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Center on Aging/MAGEC
420 Delaware St. SE
D351 Mayo Mem. Bldg
Mayo Mail Code 197
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-1185


The Center on Aging is housed in the School of Public Health and enjoys the active participation of many faculty and staff from colleges and schools across the University, including the Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Kinesiology, the Humphrey Institute, the School of Social Work, the College of Education and Human Development, and various departments in the College of Liberal Arts.

Announcements and Coming Events   

Save the Date! for the next MAGEC/MGS webinar: Ethics and Aging

Rosalie Kane, PhD of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health is the presenter of the next MAGEC. MGS webinar, set for October 7, 12 noon to PM. As always, the webinar is free, but registration is required. Visit for more details; registration will be open soon.

Students Interested in Aging Studies Fall Event!

Join us on Thursday, October 23 for pizza, the film Gen Silent (2011), an award-winning documentary and the first film to address the challenges faced by older GLBT adults as they navigate the healthcare system, followed by a group discussion led by Stef Wilenchek, director of the GLBTA Programs Office, and Judith Katz of the Department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies.

This event is free and all are welcome but registration is required.

Register here. 


The Summer 2014 issue of Old News is Available Now

The current edition of Old News includes a summary of MAGEC's Summer Institute, information about the Learning and Teaching about Aging program, we continue our series "Perspectives on Retirement", and there are features on the future of long-term care, a new academic course on demography and disability to be taught by Ben Capistrant, ScD, and other stories.


Center on Aging Awards Shelley Joseph-Kordell Scholarships for 2014-2015

For 2014-2015, the Center on Aging has selected three exceptional students for the award: Heather Davila, MPA, who is pursuing her doctorate in evaluation studies in the College of Education and Human Development; Melanie Jackson, who is working on her PhD in family social science in the College of Education and Human Development; and Breanna Wheeler, who is completing her master's degree in the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to graduate students who intend to pursue careers that serve the interests of older adults. The scholarship, founded in 2004, honors the legacy of Shelley Joseph-Kordell, a 1971 graduate of the U of M and founder of one of the earliest geriatric care management companies. Ms Joseph-Kordell was recognized as a prescient and compassionate leader in her profession until her tragic death in 2003.  

GEMs (Geriatric Education Modules)

GEMs are a collection of informative web-based training courses designed for professionals who work with older adults, and educators and students in aging studies. GEMs are developed by experts in a variety of relevant fields. Each GEM includes a narrated slide presentation and ends with a short quiz to test your knowledge. The modules are free of charge.


The seventh edition of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics by Robert Kane, Joseph Ouslander, Itamar Abrass, and Barbara Resnick is now available.

For nearly three decades, the goal of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in an elderly patient.





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