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Center on Aging/MAGEC
420 Delaware St. SE
D351 Mayo Mem. Bldg
Mayo Mail Code 197
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-1185


The Center on Aging is housed in the School of Public Health and enjoys the active participation of many faculty and staff from colleges and schools across the University, including the Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Kinesiology, the Humphrey Institute, the School of Social Work, the College of Education and Human Development, and various departments in the College of Liberal Arts.

Announcements and Coming Events    

MAGEC/MGS webinar: Empower Change Through Advocacy

Presented by Jodi Boyne, Vice President of Public Relations for LeadingAge Minnesota. Topics she will cover include:

  • Purpose, principles, and objectives of advocacy
  • Core essentials for an effective advocacy campaign
  • Amplify your voice through effective coalitions
  • Best practices, strategies, and tools of successful advocacy

Date: Wednesday, January 21
Time: 12 noon-1 PM

The webinar is free; registration is required. Visit for complete details and to register.

The Fall 2014 Edition of Old News is Now Available!

In the newest issue of Old News, the Center on Aging newsletter, we continue our series entitled "Perspectives on Retirement" that profiles people who have retired to see how they are adapting to the changes in their lives. We also highlight several research and educational programs that we hope will be of interest to you.

Please share the newsletter with your colleagues. Changes or additions to the mailing list or news for future issues may be sent to

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Save the date for Summer Institute 2015!
Using Technology to Improve Care Today and Tomorrow

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 9 AM-4 PM
Place: Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minn.
A tentative agenda is available here. More details will be available soon.


Bloedow Scholarship

The Minnesota Gerontological Society is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Gerald Bloedow Scholarship for gerontology students. The application deadline is March 2.  More details and the application form are available here. For complete details visit the MGS website at

GEMs (Geriatric Education Modules)

This collection of web-based training courses is designed for professionals who work with older adults, educators, and students in aging studies. GEMs are developed by experts in a variety of relevant fields. Each GEM includes a narrated slide presentation. The modules are free of charge.


Spring registration is now open and we are offering several great courses:

Hot Topics in the Biology of Aging
Aging and Society
Introduction to Geriatrics
The Biology of Aging
More details are available on our Educational Programs page.

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