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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  

MGS Annual Conference: Designing Our Destiny

Registration is now open for the Minnesota Gerontological Society's 39th Annual Conference. This year's conference includes many information sessions, poster presentations for current gerontology students and faculty, plus a keynote address by former US Senator David Durenberger.
Date and time: April 24, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minn.
Continuing education credit will be available. 

The Center on Aging and MAGEC are co-sponsors of this event. For all details and to register, visit

Save the Dates! Distinguished Lectures for Spring 2015!

We have three Distinguished Lectures set for the coming months:
4/13: Three Decades of Long-term Care Research
5/7: Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Secret Struggle to Transform Health Care
5/22: The Transitional Care Model: A Journey from Evidence to Impact
More information is available here. As always, Distinguished Lectures are free of charge and open to all, but registration is required. Registration information will be available soon.

Attention Gerontology and Aging Studies Students: Scholarship Opportunity!

The Minnesota Gerontological Society is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Gerald Bloedow Scholarship for gerontology students. The application deadline is March 2. More details and the application form are available here.

MAGEC/Center on Aging Summer Institute 2015: Using Technology to Improve Care Today and Tomorrow

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 9 AM-4 PM
Place: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minn.
A tentative agenda is available here. Full details and registration information will be available soon.

The Fall 2014 Edition of Old News is Now Available!

In the newest issue of Old News, the Center on Aging newsletter, we continue our series entitled "Perspectives on Retirement" that profiles people who have retired to see how they are adapting to the changes in their lives. We also highlight several research and educational programs that we hope will be of interest to you.

Please share the newsletter with your colleagues. Changes or additions to the mailing list or news for future issues may be sent to

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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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