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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   

Registration is now open for the 2014 Summer Institute
 Getting the Most Out of QAPI

Participants in this year's Summer Institute will have the opportunity to work with a team of experts involved with QAPI (Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement) for nursing homes since its inception. The keynote address will be presented by Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, associate professor in the School of Nursing Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University and former director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-Division of Nursing Homes where she directed the development, implementation and national rollout of the QAPI program.  
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
To make sure you receive all Summer Institute 2014 information and updates, email the Center on Aging at and we will add you to our email list.

Attention Students: Shelley Joseph-Kordell Scholarship 

Applications for the Shelley Joseph-Kordell scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year are now being accepted. Application details are available here.

Minnesota Gerontological Society annual conference

Recruiting, Retaining, and Retraining: Preparing the Workforce for an Aging Society is the title of MSG's 38th annual conference, set for Friday, April 25, 2014. Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
The keynote address will be delivered by Jacquelyn James, PhD, Sloan Center on Aging and Work, Boston College. For complete details and to register, visit  The Center on Aging and MAGEC are co-sponsors of this event.

Distinguished Lecture

Please join us for a lecture an aging from the humantities point of view:
Engineering Perfection: Cultural Politics and Poetics of Life in the Age of Biotechnology,  presented by Rudiger Kunow, professor of American studies, University of Pottsdam.
Date and time: Wednesday, April 30, 4pm-6pm
Location: Northrop, Crosby Seminar room.

Save the date for the annual Caring for a Person with Memory Loss seminar:

Date: Saturday May 31, 2014. Location: Mayo Memorial Auditorium. Sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. All details and registration information is available here.

Introducing GEMs (Geriatric Education Modules)

Announcing the all-new Geriatric Education Modules! GEMs, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Center on Aging, are a collection of informative web-based training courses 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 and ends with a short quiz to test your knowledge. The modules are free of charge.


The Spring 2014  edition of Old News is now available

Features include a profile of Senator David Durneberger (part of our continuing series Perspectives on Retirement), plus stories about: 

  • Interprofessional education at the VA hospital
  • Information on Summer Institute
  • Notable new research

* The Center on Aging is assembling a set of varied retirement stories and experiences, so if you or anyone you know would be interested in participating, please contact the Center. 



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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