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
Save the Date for the Center on Aging 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our email list.
The Interdisciplinary Women's Health Lecture Series
Strong Women: Change Yourself, Change the World
The Powell Center for Women's Health and the Center on Aging are pleased to present this lecture by Miriam Nelson, PhD, Director, John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention.
Date: Wednesday, March 5
Location: Moos Tower room 2-690
Light lunch for the first 50 people. This event is free of charge and open to the public.
Lecture made possible with support from the 2013-2014 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies.
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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.
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The latest edition of Old News is now available
Our newest issue marks the beginning of a new series called Perspectives on Retirement, featuring new retirees and how they are adapting.* Other stories in this issue feature:
- Lois Cutler, PhD and her role in bringing the Green House homes nursing home model to Minnesota
- Dawn Lowe, PhD, the 2013-2014 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies
- A new approach to preparing the next generation of professionals for aging-related careers
- GEMs (Geriatric Educational Modules) newly updated and expanded.
* 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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