Aging Initiative Workshop June 22

The Office of the Vice President for Research will be hosting an Aging Initiative Workshop, 9-11:30 a.m., June 22 in the McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House. Interested members of the UMaine community are strongly encouraged to participate. RSVP to Rowena Clukey,, if you are able to attend.

Maine has the highest median age of any state in the nation (43.5 years), and the largest proportion of citizens 50 years and older (approximately 40 percent). As the state of Maine’s land grant institution, it is critical that UMaine lead in the development of devices, technologies, products, policies and services to assist our population to live and thrive in place. To this end, the Office of the Vice President for Research has lead the development of an Aging Initiative. The Aging Initiative Workshop aims to bring together interested faculty and staff from all disciplines on campus to review the research that has been performed to date, and is ongoing, in the area of aging. Breakout sessions will provide opportunities to shape the direction of future research, explore interdisciplinary and interprofessional synergies, and build new collaborations.