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Student discount available for Expressive Arts in Long Term Care workshop

Regular implementation of expressive arts in long term care settings can: Improve quality of life Increase resident engagement Decrease residents’ isolation, depression, unwanted behaviors, and falls Recognizing this, the Indiana State Department of Health is sponsoring Expressive Arts in Long Term Care workshops around the state. ISDH has approved a special discounted rate of $60

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Gerontology capstone presentations to span a variety of aging topics

Gerontology, the study of aging, is a broad discipline. Our upcoming Capstone presentations by graduate gerontology students, which will take place on Wednesday, May 3, demonstrate that breadth. The graduate gerontology program is offered completely online, giving students the option to present their capstone work in person or from a remote location. Both in-person presentations and

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Grad programs in aging studies to be focus of upcoming webinar

2016 is whizzing by and before long 2017 will make its appearance. Will 2017 be the year that you will go back to school? Our online graduate programs in gerontology, or aging studies, are the perfect fit for many working professionals. Careers in aging go far beyond medical professions. Expertise in aging is beneficial to social

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Gerontology professor presents on interdisciplinary collaboration and service-learning

Gerontology — the study of aging — is an interdisciplinary field that pulls from the fields of psychology, social work, public health and more. University of Indianapolis Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Borrero has recently used her interdisciplinary expertise and commitment to service-learning in presentations to other colleagues in higher education. In September 2016, Borrero and

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Using art to improve quality of life for older adults

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) has received a $600,000 contract from the Indiana State Department of Health to design, implement, and coordinate a project that will improve the quality of life of older adults living in long term care facilities through the use of the arts. The Expressive Arts in

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Gerontology capstone to focus on music and dementia

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, Master of Science in Gerontology student Laura Haw will present her capstone project. Haw’s project, which is a culmination of gerontology coursework in her master’s program, is titled “Preferred music for patients with dementia: Reducing disruptive behavior and increasing well-being.” Inspired by “Alive Inside,” a documentary film on the topic, Haw wanted to study the

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UIndy gerontology professor puts forth strategies for livable cities

Do you ever wonder what our cities will be like in the future? How will we support ever greater numbers of cities and towns, ensuring sustainable growth and healthy citizens? How we will create “just” communities, where all have a voice in planning and development, ensuring socially, culturally, and environmentally sound environments? How can we

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Register today for UIndy gerontology programs webinar

Have you noticed a trend at the movie theater, in commercials on television, and in magazine advertising? More and more, adults over the age of 60 are being featured. There’s good reason for that. In 2000, people age 65 and older made up 12 percent of the U.S. population. That percentage is expected to rise

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Registration open for online aging studies courses

Registration for Winter 2016 continues for both undergraduate and graduate courses in aging studies at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC). Courses are offered in a completely online format offering maximum flexible for individuals with busy schedules. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree or higher can take individual graduate courses on a

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Four gerontology students to present capstone projects

Students in the online Master of Science in Gerontology program are required to plan, conduct and present a Capstone project to conclude their course of study in the program. Four graduating gerontology students will give their Capstone presentations on Monday, December 14, 2015 at the  Center for Aging & Community in Room 210 of the

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Gerontology is focus of CAC’s Nov. 10 webinar

You’ve heard the stats…our population is aging rapidly. In 2000, people age 65 and older made up 12 percent of the U.S. population. That percentage is expected to rise to 19 percent by 2030 and 20 percent by 2050. Now is the time to consider a career in gerontology, the study of aging. Careers in

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New professor has dual appointment in CAC & CHS

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community and the College of Health Sciences are pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Borrero has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in both units. Borrero received her PhD from Indiana University –Bloomington in health behavior, with a minor in gerontology. Her dissertation, titled “The Nature and

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Students, faculty & community members inducted into gerontology honor society

The Delta Mu chapter of Sigma Phi Omega at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community recently inducted new members into the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. Each year new members are selected from students, faculty, and the community. Membership is offered to gerontology students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and

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UIndy GERO alum: Careers in aging are invaluable

It’s Careers in Aging Week so we asked an alumna of the UIndy Master of Gerontology program to share her thoughts on choosing to work with older adults and choosing to study in an online program. To learn more, visit the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community online.

CAC executive director honored for commitment to long-term care

Dr. Ellen Miller, executive director of the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC), was recently honored with the 2015 Champion Award from the Indiana chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA), an organization for long-term care administrators Miller has spearheaded multiple efforts at CAC to lead quality improvement (QI)

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Helping professionals prevent elder abuse

As the population ages, elder abuse and neglect is a concern for those who care for older adults. According to National Center on Elder Abuse, 2.1 million adults age 65 and older are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation each  year. Professionals who work in aging services are in a unique position to be able

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