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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  

Final MGS-MAGEC August Webinar-The Impact of Hoarding on Seniors: A Panel Discussion

The Center on Aging and Minnesota Gerontological Society are pleased to offer a panel discussion on this vital topic. Panelists will include experts public safety, organizing, and the disorder known as hoarding.
Date: August 27
Time: 12 noon to 1PM
The webinar is free but advance registration is required. Continuing education credits are available. Visit for complete details and to register.

Upcoming Academic Opportunities

Fall 2015 Aging Studies/Gerontology Courses:

GERO 5105 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging, 3 credits, meets Wednesdays, 4:40- 7:20 PM in Mayo D325. Instructor: Lisa Edstrom, MBA.

GERO 5115 Introduction to Geriatrics, 2 credits, completely online. Instructor: Robert L. Kane, MD, professor and director of the Center on Aging. 

GERO 8023 Aging Policy, 2 credits, meets Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 PM in D351 Mayo. Instructors: Robert L. Kane, MD and Rosalie Kane, PhD

PubH 5099, Population Aging and Health*, 2 credits, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:35-5:30 PM. Instructor: Benjamin Capistrant, ScD, Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies.

* departmental course that can be used to fulfill requirements of both the Certificate in Aging Studies and the gerontology minor.

The Summer 2015 Edition of Old News is Now Available!

The newest issue of Old News features the Long-term Care Re-think Tank and offers opportunities to become involved in finding ways to better address the challenges of long-term care; continues our series “Perspectives on Retirement” that profiles people who have retired to see how they are adapting to the changes in their lives; recaps three distinguished lectures the Center on Aging hosted this spring; summarizes our Summer Institute, which explored various technologies and their implications for aging care; and highlights new publications, grants, recognitions, and upcoming events.



Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship winners announced

Eric Jutkowitz received the University of Minnesota’s Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship. The award honors doctoral students doing interdisciplinary research and working with faculty at one of the University’s research centers or institutes. Eric is a PhD student in the School of Public Health and is working with the Center on Aging on his dissertation. Congratulations Eric!

GEMs (Geriatric Education Modules)

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



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