UMaine’s Center on Aging launches online certificate programs to teach professionals how to better support seniors, the BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reports the Maine Center on Aging at the University of Maine will use two new online certificate programs to help community leaders, social workers, nurses and others better support Maine’s growing population of older adults and their families. The online courses help professionals earn the Center on Aging’s Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, now in its fourth year. “This program is relatively unique on several counts,” Lenard Kaye, the center’s director told the BDN. “It address the interests of a broad sweep of professionals. It brings together not just social workers and nurses but also doctors, audiologists, speech pathologists and other professions. We want everybody speaking the same language.”