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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.


HPAE Students

Meet our 2007-2008 GPPP Students:

From L-R: Kristin Robinson-White, Anne Donovan-Fortier, Kathryn Eckert, and Priscilla Jewell

Kristin Robinson-White

Kristin received her B.A. in Art History from the City University of New York’s Hunter College in 197l. She has been a hospice volunteer and has worked for a variety of non-profits and other cultural organizations in positions of administration, grant writing, marketing, development and public relations. Since 1986, Kristin has lived in Belfast, Maine with her husband while pursuing a career as a professional artist-photographer . Currently, her primary practicum is with KNO-WAL-LIN, (Home Health Care and Hospice) in Rockland. After getting her LCSW, she hopes to combine her creative background with her interests in expressive therapies and the needs of older adults.


Anne Donovan-Fortier

Anne received her M.S. in Human Development at UMaine in 2001. She has work experience with hospice programs, long term care facilities, retirement communities and facilities that specialize in dementia care. Anne has been a hospice volunteer for eleven years. Currently, Anne is an intern at the Bangor Veterans Center working with the aging veteran population.  Anne is recently married; she and her husband live in Bangor.  Anne has two young adult sons; a senior at Maine Maritime Academy and a freshman at the University of Southern Maine.


Kathryn Eckert

 Kathy began her career as an English teacher and spent several subsequent years teaching Resource and Special Education.  She is currently enrolled in the University of Maine’s MSW program, taking classes both at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast and on the Orono campus.  Her primary GPPP placement is at Acadia Hospital, where she is actively participating in geriatric interventions at both individual and group levels. Her interest in this field stems from both personal experience and from case management experiences. Her hope is to continue after graduation learning about the needs of this rapidly growing population, facilitating development of the aging person’s largely untapped potential. 


Priscilla Jewell

 Priscilla Jewell received her BSW from the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) in May, 2007. She is currently attending the MSW Advanced Standing Program (full-time) at the University of Maine. She is a member of the Aroostook Band of Micmac Natives and is working towards a LCSW to provide mental health counseling services to the Native American elder population. Her primary practicum will be at the Aroostook Agency On Aging (AAoA) as intern through the GPPP 2007-08 academic year. Priscilla will be graduating in May, 2008. She is a member of the Mi’kmaq Women’s Drum Group and enjoys walking with nature, music, and spending time with family.