School of Social Work

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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BDN highlights AmeriCorps grant to Center on Aging

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release about an AmeriCorps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) grant that will be used to support volunteers age 55 and older in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Washington counties. The Center on Aging will continue to administer the RSVP program, which leverages seniors’ experience to […]

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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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Raising our Voices series to examine race, racism

The University of Maine McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) will host a two-part virtual series on defining race and confronting racism 4-5 p.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 30 in partnership with Native American Programs, the departments of Anthropology, Communications and Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, and the School of Social Work.   The Nov. 19 session, titled […]

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Claudia Cummings

Claudia Cummings: Connections are key to success

Claudia Cummings earned her Bachelor of Arts in social work from the University of Maine in May 2020. She knows her success at UMaine can be attributed, at least in part, to her personal engagement during her undergraduate years. But she also learned that before changing the world students must find their niche. After changing […]

Read more promotes virtual geriatrics colloquium Oct. 27 advanced the 15th annual Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium, Creating Age Friendly Health Systems, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27 via Zoom. Conference goals include examining the progress of Age-Friendly Health Systems nationally and in Maine, and understanding the social determinants of health for older adults, particularly in rural settings, among others. A […]

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