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Job Opening for Senior Companion Program Director

Director, Senior Companion Program, Center on Aging, University of Maine The University of Maine Center on Aging seeks a full-time Director of the Senior Companion Program (SCP). SCP is funded in part through a grant from the Corporation for National Service, National Senior Service Corps. Senior Companions are stipended volunteers who support homebound individuals with education […]

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Gerontology course announcement for Summer 2019

 GRN 502: Interprofessional Care of Older Adults in Diverse Settings. GRN 502 is a 3 credit online course which is compressed into a 7 1/2 week timeframe. Start date = Monday, May 20, 2019. End date = Wednesday, July 10, 2019. This is one of three courses in the UMaine Interprofessional Graduate Certificate Program in Gerontology. […]

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Senior Companion Program Featured on Maine Public Radio

The UMaine Center on Aging’s Senior Companion Program (SCP) has been highlighted on Maine Public Radio. From the feature, titled “Program Pairs Companions With Lonely, Elderly Rural Mainers”: “In a vast, rural state like Maine, social isolation is a part of life, especially so for seniors who are stuck in their homes because of physical […]

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New Study on Aging, Sleep and Cognition Now Recruiting Participants

The University of Maine is running a study of sleep and cognition during aging that is conducted in the participant’s home for a few nights with a new mattress pad that records sleep quality. Persons living independently who are between 65 to 85 years old and have not had a neurological disorder are eligible to […]

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