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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  

Minnesota Elder Justice: How Can we Help

is the title of the next MAGEC/MGS webinar, presented by Marit Anne Peterson of the Minnesota Elder Justice Program. She will discuss preventing abuse, and how to report suspected abuse including neglect and financial exploitation of older and vulnerable adults.
Date and time: Tuesday, October 13, 12 noon-1PM. This event is free but registration is required. Visit the MGS website at for all details and to register.

Attention graduate students! Join the new Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group!

The Center on Aging​ and School of Nursing are launching a new group for graduate students and faculty from all colleges and schools at the University of Minnesota interested in aging. Participants will have an opportunity to tackle issues that do not come up in classes, and appreciate how people from different disciplines approach research, evidence, and policy problems. Interested group members will participate to participate in a collaborative project this academic year to compare the basis for evidence on aging topics across disciplines. This work will culminate with a presentation at a national conference on aging and a collaborative manuscript for publication. Other activities will include methods workshops, guest lectures, journal clubs, manuscript reviews, and interactive discussion groups. Members are welcome to attend any and all of the group’s events.

Mark your calendar for the group's kick-off event: Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:30 - 7:00 PM, in room 4-130 Weaver-Densford Hall.
The event is free, but we do ask that you register in advance

Fall 2015 Aging Studies/Gerontology Courses

The following courses still have space available-and remember, you may add classes up to the beginning of the second week of the semester. Questions? Contact the Center on Aging.

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

* 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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