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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


  • UMaine Penobscot Valley Senior College
    Affiliated with the statewide Maine Senior College Network and the UMaine Center on Aging, Penobscot Valley Senior College offers non-credit courses and other learning opportunities for area residents 50 years and over. With “learning for the fun of it” as its motto, PVSC provides opportunities for learning, social interaction, and intellectual stimulation with no requirement for college degrees, tests, or grades. Volunteer members plan and teach weekly two-hour sessions for six weeks each fall and spring. Membership dues and course fees are minimal.
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  • Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education at the University of Maine (HPPAE)
    The goal of the HPPAE 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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  • Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference
    This annual 3-day conference program sponsored by a partnership of Maine organizations including the UMaine Center on Aging is geared to a wide range of health care providers including nurses, physicians, social workers, nursing facility administrators, physician assistants, psychologists, certified nursing assistants, mental health practitioners, occupational and physical therapists, and substance abuse counselors. The conference is held in Bar Harbor, Maine each June.
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  • Maine Benzodiazepine Study Group/International Institute for Pharmaceutical Safety
    The Maine Benzodiazepine Study Group was formed in late 2002 as an initiative of Northeast Occupational Exchange in Bangor, and is comprised of physicians, epidemiologists, nurse practitioners, drug abuse specialists, health care providers, payers, advocates, and other interested parties in Maine, including the University of Maine Center on Aging. Members from other US States, and the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Quebec round out the group.
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  • University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium
    Held yearly in the spring, the Colloquium brings together students and practitioners to learn about issues in Geriatrics. The conference is planned by the University of Maine School of Social Work, University of Maine Center on Aging, Maine Gerontological Society, and the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education at the University of Maine.
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  • Education Program Archives
    Learn more about past educational programs administered by the Center on Aging.
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