Current Research Projects
Designation of Excellence in Person- Centered Long-Term Care 2021
This research will entail gathering data, literature, and expert input from a range of stakeholders including older adult residents and their families to frontline staff and national leaders in long-term care. This information will then be used to construct a broad framework from which person-centered care can be understood and implemented in long-term care settings.
AgingME Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Project (GWEP) 2019-2024
The Center on Aging will serve as the lead evaluator for this statewide, 5-year, geriatrics training initiative collecting process and outcome measures from students, partners, older adults, and caregivers.
Nutrition Innovations 2019-2022
Lifelong Maine AmeriCorps Program (2021-2024)
Lifelong Communities Fellows 2019-2022
The LCF program recruits established lifelong community leaders (fellows) and works with the Fellows to develop trainings to enhance their skills. The Fellows provide technical assistance to communities with short-term (8 months or less) lifelong communities projects. Projects vary based on community needs—from assessment to implementation projects.
Kinship Navigator Program Evaluation Ongoing
Online Certificate in Grandfamilies Program Leadership Ongoing
Maine Gerontological Society Ongoing mainecenteronaging.umaine.edu/maine- gerontological-society
MGS emphasizes the offering of education and training opportunities for its members so that as a society and in our professions we may be well informed and play an active role in shaping aging policy and services in Maine in the years to come.
Members receive a periodic newsletter and discounts for educational events