Aging Research

Kaye speaks to Maine Monitor about Homeward Bound

Lenard Kaye, director of the University of Maine’s Center on Aging and professor at the School of Social Work, spoke to The Maine Monitor about Homeward Bound, a program which helps seniors and adults with disabilities transition from nursing homes and hospitals back to community-based care settings. Kaye said that programs like Homeward Bound offer […]

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BDN, Sun Journal feature UMaine Age-Friendly University designation

The Bangor Daily News and Sun Journal reported that University of Maine has achieved full, endorsed membership in the Age-Friendly University Global Network. The initiative promotes maximizing the intergenerational appeal of higher education programming through a 10-principle framework, with the goal of expanding inclusiveness and the age-friendly focus within individual academic institutions. UMaine is the […]

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UMaine officially designated an Age-Friendly University

The University of Maine has achieved full, endorsed membership in the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network. The AFU Global Network, led by Dublin City University, is supported in the United States by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.  The AFU initiative promotes maximizing the intergenerational appeal of higher education programming through a 10-principle framework, […]

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Babak Hejrati

Hejrati receives 2022 NSF Early CAREER Award

For his research using robots to aid mobility, Babak Hejrati, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The annual CAREER awards are one of the organization’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty and include a federal […]

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UMaine study shows mindful adults age with better mental health

Aging happens to all of us. If you are a mindful person, though, you may be better equipped to handle the effects of growing older. According to a University of Maine study led by associate professor of psychology Rebecca MacAulay, published in the journal Aging & Mental Health, aging adults with high levels of “trait […]

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Kaye op-ed about person-centered long-term care published in BDN

The Bangor Daily News published an op-ed from Lenard Kaye, University of Maine professor of social work and director of the Center on Aging, titled “We need a commitment to person-centered long-term care. Kaye is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to […]

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