Aging Research

Focus on Real Aging in Maine photo contest winners to be announced June 4

The winners of a statewide photography contest held this spring to celebrate and promote positive, realistic images of the diverse aging experience in Maine will be announced June 4 in a Maine Gerontological Society Facebook Live event. Focus on Real Aging in Maine (FRAME) attracted 82 entries from amateur and professional photographers of people in […]

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The County highlights webinar co-hosted by Center on Aging

The County highlighted a virtual information session the University of Maine Center on Aging and Aroostook Agency on Aging hosted to discuss how cities and towns in Aroostook County can join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. “It’s about making sure people of all ages feel welcome and engaged and have their needs met,” […]

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Media promote Center on Aging photo contest

The Portland Press Herald, the Sun Journal and the Bangor Daily News promoted a photo contest, “Focus on Real Aging in Maine,” sponsored by the Maine Gerontological Society at the University of Maine Center on Aging. More information about the contest is available online.  

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News Center talks with Kaye about long-term care partnership, grant

News Center Maine talked with Lenard Kaye, a University of Maine professor of social work and director of the Center on Aging, about a recent grant award to UMaine and the assisted living center The Cedars in South Portland. The $400,000 grant will be used to develop and pilot a person-centered care designation of excellence […]

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The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation awards Center on Aging, The Cedars funding to seek best practices for person-centered care

The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation has awarded funding to the University of Maine Center on Aging and The Cedars, a nonprofit retirement community in South Portland, to identify and promote the best practices for person-centered care in nursing homes, independent and assisted living facilities and dementia and memory care residences.  The foundation’s first Designation of Excellence in […]

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Media advances JAX, UMaine Alzheimer’s dementia research

ScienceDaily and News Medical advanced a media release about a Jackson Laboratory- and University of Maine-led research team discovering a connection between the gene Dlgap2 and Alzheimer’s dementia. Catherine Kaczorowski, associate professor and Evnin family chair in Alzheimer’s research at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), and adjunct professor with the UMaine Graduate School of Biomedical Science […]

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Providence Journal interviews Crittenden about grandparents raising grandchildren during COVID-19

The Providence Journal interviewed Jennifer Crittenden, associate director at the University of Maine Center on Aging, about the challenges grandparents who raise their grandchildren face during the coronavirus pandemic. Many grandparents have relied on school, Pre-K and daycare to provide care for their grandchildren while they worked, completed chores, or rested, according to the article. […]

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