Aging Research

MedicalXpress publishes UMaine release on visual acuity and cognitive function

MedicalXpress carried a University of Maine news release about a study by UMaine researchers on visual acuity and cognitive functioning. The study found that lower visual acuity is linked with lower cognitive function and decline in cognitive functioning over a period of five years, according to the release. Contrary to their hypothesis, the researchers found […]

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Aerial view of Bangor, Maine

UMaine Center on Aging helps Bangor become more livable for seniors

When AARP announced last summer that Bangor would be named the 100th community in the country to earn “age-friendly” status, leaders in Maine’s third-largest city had to make a big commitment. To receive this distinction, a city must agree to devise a comprehensive strategy to become more livable for its oldest residents. AARP had already […]

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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 […]

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Research: Addressing the challenges of our aging population

Read transcript The University of Maine’s Aging Initiative is leading in aging-focused research, education and services to assist our aging population to live and thrive in Maine. Maine has the highest median age of any state and it is rising at one of the fastest rates in the nation. Changing demographics in Maine and nationwide […]

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University of Maine to host second annual Aging Initiative Workshop

Major aging-related challenges in Maine and the state-based research being done to address them will be the focus of a panel discussion open to the public Aug. 22 as part of the second annual Aging Initiative Workshop at the University of Maine. Speaker of the House Mark Eves will provide opening remarks at 10 a.m. […]

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Fifteen UMaine faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Tenure and/or promotion for 15 University of Maine faculty members has been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. The faculty were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful work in teaching, research and public service. “The caliber of these faculty members […]

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Media report on application increase, waitlist at UMaine

A number of media outlets reported the number of first-year student applications to the University of Maine is up 17 percent over last year and the university has instituted a waitlist for the first time in recent history. About 14,000 qualified students applied for admission and the projected incoming class will be about 2,150. Maine […]

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High student demand prompts implementation of UMaine waitlist for fall admission

The University of Maine’s commitment to affordability, strategic investments in signature strengths and aggressive marketing have paid off. With a record number of qualified applications for fall 2016, UMaine will begin notifying most students who have applied and not yet been accepted that they have the option to be wait-listed for admission consideration. “The interest in […]

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