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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.

Programs


Gerontology and Geriatrics Education

 

Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education at the University of Maine

The goal of the Hartford Partnership Program is to increase the number of students who specialize in working with older adults by developing aging–rich field internships in graduate social work education programs. Ultimately, the goal is to increase the number of social workers to be leaders in the field of aging.

The program is founded on the belief that the practice community must, of necessity, respond to changing needs in the community more quickly than academia. Therefore, to educate students effectively, both the community agencies and practitioners and academe must work together as educational partners. The benefits of a university-community partnership will have a transforming effect on social work education in geriatrics.

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Certificate in Leadership in Rural Gerontological Practice

A special student education program at the University of Maine School of Social Work for the next generation of leaders and expert practitioners in gerontological social work. The Certificate in Leadership in Rural Gerontological Practice is a program of specialized preparation for graduate level social work students and advanced undergraduates preparing for careers as leaders and expert practitioners in gerontological services in Maine and beyond.

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BSW Experiential Learning Program

Please check back for more information about this program or contact Center on Aging Director, Dr. Lenard Kaye, at len.kaye@umit.maine.edu

Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

The Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Gerontology at the University of Maine is a 5-course, 12-credit, program offered on-line. It is designed to increase the knowledge, skills, and abilities of health and human service professionals who provide care to older adults and their caregivers in various settings. The curriculum, offered via distance-education technology, meets the needs of working professionals everywhere, who, because of the rapidly aging population, find themselves caring for a growing number of older adults.

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