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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  

Summer Institute 2015: Using Technology to Improve the Care of Older Adults

"Good technology should create new opportunities to do a job that people want done." - Tim O'Reilly

Registration for Summer Institute 2015 is now open. This year's Institute features keynote addresses from Majd Alwan, PhD, VP of LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies, and George Demiris, PhD, of the University of Washington Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies program. Co-sponsored by Leading Age Minnesota and Care Providers of Minnesota. Continuing education credits will be available.

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 7:45 AM-4:15 PM
Location: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Please note: The registration site is conflicting with some versions of Internet Explorer and other browsers. If you experience trouble registering for Summer Institute, contact the Center on Aging right away at 612-624-1185 and we will assist you.



Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship

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 Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration with a minor in gerontology and is working with the Center on Aging on his dissertation. Congratulations Eric!

Paid Internship Opportunities for Graduate and Professional Students for 2015-2016-Application Deadline extended to May 18, 2015!!

Greater Twin Cities United Way is offering a variety of aging-related internships to graduate and professional students. Application deadline is May 11, 2015. Click here for the list of internships and the application. Questions? Call the Center on Aging at 612-624-1185 or email us at

Minnesota Gerontological Society/MAGEC webinar

The Future of Family Caregiving

is the topic of our next webinar, presented by Joe Gaugler, PhD, Associate Professor and McKnight Presidential Fellow University of Minnesota School of Nursing and the Center on Aging. This webinar will consider how socio-demographic, health, economic, and policy trends may influence how family care is provided to older adults in the United States, as well as potential solutions.
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time: 12 noon to 1 PM.

This webinar is free but registration is required. Visit for all details and to sign up. 

Attention Students! Three new courses that apply toward the Certificate in Aging Studies and the Gerontology Minor!

May session 2015: LS 5950 Death: The Final Frontier, 1 credit; meets once on 5/30/2015 9AM- 3PM. Instructor: John Marboe, email
Summer 2015: PubH 6904, Nutrition and Aging, 2 credits, online. Instructor: Lyn Steffen, PhD email address:
Fall Semester 2015: PubH 5099, Population Aging and Health, 2 credits, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:35-5:30 PM Instructor: Benjamin Capistrant, ScD, Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies, email address

The Spring 2015 Edition of Old News is Now Available!

The newest issue of the Center on Aging newsletter addresses the long-term care labor crisis, continues our series "Perspectives on Retirement", shares the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging's core values, recognizes award recipients, and highlights several upcoming events and educational programs that we hope will be of interest to you.

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Center on Aging Distinguished Lecture

The Transitional Care Model: A Journey from Evidence to Impact

The Transitional Care Model (TCM), designed by Dr. Mary Naylor and a multidisciplinary team of colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, addresses the negative effects associated with common breakdowns in care when older adults transition from hospitals to their homes or other care settings. Importantly, the TCM focuses on achieving longer-term positive outcomes by preparing patients and family caregivers to more effectively manage common changes in health associated with multiple chronic conditions. A team-based model led by advanced practice nurses, the TCM emphasizes coordination and continuity of care, prevention and avoidance of complications, and close clinical treatment and management—all accomplished with the active engagement of patients and their family caregivers and collaboration with hospital and community-based providers. With the support of numerous foundations, the TCM has been successfully translated into diverse health systems and community-based organizations. Multiple NIH-funded clinical trials have consistently demonstrated the positive impact of the TCM on older adults’ outcomes while reducing total costs of healthcare.
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM, Reception to follow
: Weaver Densford Hall, room 4-120
Click here to register.

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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