Aging Research

UMaine Health Connection Chats continue in June–July

UMaine Health Connection Chats continue this month and will explore various topics such as home gardening, summertime pests and staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Maine Center on Aging and its community sponsors host the free online chats from 11 a.m.–noon every Wednesday via Zoom. They provide practical information and tips for […]

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Press Herald reports on funding for Center on Aging

The Portland Press Herald reported on the UMaine Center on Aging at the University of Maine receiving $30,000 from the John T. Gorman Foundation for its Senior Companion Program.The program offers homebound seniors volunteer companions who spend 15 hours with them each week, an effort to help reduce their isolation and help them live at […]

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BDN publishes Center on Aging Director Kaye’s opinion piece

The Bangor Daily News published a guest column by Lenard Kaye, a professor of social work and director of the University of Maine Center on Aging, titled “Older adults are facing dual public health emergencies.” Kaye is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the […]

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Chat series to offer at-risk residents tips to stay healthy 

The University of Maine will host a new chat series that will provide pertinent information and tips for staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak for senior citizens and other high-risk residents.  “UMaine Health Connection Chats” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday starting April 15. The meetings will be held on Zoom, […]

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Bangor-area participants sought for survey about hospice, end-of-life care

Bangor-area adults are invited to participate in an anonymous online survey about hospice and end-of-life care. The University of Maine Center on Aging, working in partnership with the Collaborative for Hospice and End of Life Care, are conducting the survey to assess needs of adults and caregivers living and working in a 25-mile radius of […]

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Center on Aging partners on a new grant to address nutritional needs in older adults with multiple chronic conditions

The Eastern Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with St. Joseph’s Healthcare, the University of Maine Center on Aging and Senscio Systems, has received a three-year, $750,000 award from the Administration for Community Living to establish and test an innovative, technology-driven, nutrition enhancement and self-management program for older adults with multiple chronic diseases.  The three-year […]

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UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrates University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. The public is invited to attend multiple events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university the week of April 8–13. The featured event is the […]

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Improving health care focus of partnerships with St. Joseph, UMF, UMM, Dartmouth

The University of Maine is leading multi-institution efforts to provide physicians with tools to help aging people avoid falls and to detect biomarkers associated with pancreatic cancer. Directed by UMaine engineering professor John Vetelino, researchers at UMaine, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine at Machias are collaborating with St. Joseph […]

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