Aging Research

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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MPBN interviews Mundell about creativity, aging

MPBN’s Irwin Gratz interviewed Kathleen Mundell about the Maine Arts Commission’s efforts to nurture creative sides of aging Mainers. Mundell, director of the Creative Aging and Traditional Arts Programs at the commission, authored an article in the latest special edition of Maine Policy Review, a publication of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the […]

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Assistive jogging device on track

Researchers awarded $225,000 for testing, commercialization of mobility aid

An aesthetically designed mobility aid created by University of Maine researchers to meet the growing need for adaptive exercise engagement has received nearly $225,000 from the National Institute on Aging. The one-year $224,999 National Institutes of Health Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant will involve precision testing and the initiation of commercialization of […]

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Maine Policy Review releases ‘Special Issue on Aging’

Maine, which is the oldest state in the nation in terms of median age and has more baby boomers per capita than any other state, can be a leader in addressing the issues of an aging population, according to the recently published issue of Maine Policy Review. “This special issue was prepared to serve as […]

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Sprague’s piece on aging reprinted by BDN

The Bangor Daily News reprinted a piece Ben Sprague wrote for the Maine Policy Review’s issue on aging. Sprague, who serves on the Bangor City Council, writes the city of Bangor has realized “that older Americans have a lot to offer in terms of raw economic output, mentorship and life perspective. Bangor has been ranked […]

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