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UMaine Center on Aging

The mission of the Center On Aging is to promote and facilitate activities on aging
in the areas of education, research and evaluation, and community service.


Register Now! 9th Annual UMaine Geriatrics Colloquium - Older Adults in Crisis: Prevention, Assessment & Intervention

Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME
Continuing Education Information: Applications have been submitted for social work, nursing and medical continuing education credits. Please see Page 6 of the conference program for more information.

Click here to view a PDF of the conference program and paper registration materials

Deadline for receipt of mail registrations: Friday, May 2nd. 

Click here to register online with a credit card

Exhibitor space available! Click here to view a PDF of the Exhibitor Application Form


Approximately 25% of adults 65 and older experience frequent mental distress, 12% reporting that they “rarely” or “never” receive the social and emotional support they want. The challenges faced in serving these and other older adults in crisis include: 1) developing programs and services that meet the immediate needs of these individuals; and 2) insuring that those in distress and requiring immediate aid receive it when it will be most helpful.

This conference offers a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the legal, health, mental health, and law enforcement fields who employ crisis and emergency assessment, intervention, and management techniques in their work with older adults who are confronted with threats to their well-being. In addition to enhancing current helping techniques, attendees will leave better informed of the challenges encountered by older adults experiencing crises in home, community, and institutional settings, as well as the specialized resources available to them in the state of Maine.

There will be a lunch performance by the Orono-based band VELMA!

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