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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 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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UIndy’s online gerontology program ranked among best

The Master of Science in Gerontology program at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community was recently included on a list of Top 15 Online Gerontology Programs. The list, published by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com, highlights each program’s admission criteria, acceptance rate, tuition and financial aid, among other facts. OnlineSchoolsCenter.com said of UIndy’s program, “Few come

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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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OT and health science professors collaborate on falls risk publication

Three professors from the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy and a professor from the University’s College of Health Sciences recently published an article in the journal Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics on the benefit of education to reduce the risk of falls among older adults. Drs. Brenda Howard (lead author, pictured right),

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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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Neighborhood Stories wins $10k prize for intergenerational effort

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) joined forces with Big Car arts collaborative and Joy’s House to host a Spirit & Place event called Dream Indy 5×5. The competition asked teams to dream up ways to use art to improve Indianapolis and encouraged submissions that had an intergenerational bent to them.

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Your vote can mean $10k for one lucky 5×5 team

How can you use art to make Indianapolis more accessible, healthy, green or lively for multiple generations? That’s the question the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community, Big Car Collaborative and Joy’s House Adult Day Service asked people to consider.  Five teams will use five slides and take five minutes to pitch their

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CAC to host music & dementia program, give away $1,000 training certificate

Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease today. That number is expected to jump to 16 million by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. While researchers work to find ways to prevent and cure the disease, family caregivers and aging services professionals work to help those suffering with dementia to maintain and improve

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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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CAC’s partnership in long-term care project extended by Hartford Foundation grant

A new grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation will allow the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) to continue its role as a partner in the OPTIMISTIC project, a long-term nursing home resident care model. Since Fall 2012, CAC has worked with clinician-researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research

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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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Students to finish GERO program the way they started…Online

Dallas, Texas to Indianapolis. San Diego, California to Indianapolis. Keep those connections in mind as you read further. The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community offers all of its undergraduate and graduate-level coursework online. This format allows people from anywhere in the world to earn a certificate or a degree in gerontology. Master’s

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Volunteers needed for Indy elder quality of life survey effort

The Mapleton Fall-Creek Development Corporation in Indianapolis is partnering with the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community to launch a door-to-door survey of selected homes having residents age 65 and older. Volunteer surveyors are needed. WHERE: The purpose of the survey is to collect input from senior residents living in the six neighborhoods

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ISDH & CAC offer funds for quality improvement in nursing homes

Notice of Funding Availability: for the creation of Quality Improvement Regional Collaboratives focused on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) projects for nursing homes across the State. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) have issued a Request for Proposal from interested organizations and/or fiscal

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4 students to present Master of Gerontology capstones

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) invites students, faculty, staff  and community members to attend any or all of the following gerontology Capstone presentations on Monday, August 11, 2014. The location for the presentations is at CAC's Fountain Square office, 901 S. Shelby St., Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46203. Parking is

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Program Evaulation Is Key to Demonstrate Success of Health & Human Service Efforts

Over the past two decades, the terms program “performance and accountability” and “program evaluation” have become the focus of vigorous debate within the social, health and education services. Calls for increased scrutiny of public funding have increased the competition for scarce resources and federal, state and local emphasis on measurement of program and policy effectiveness

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CAC to offer course in home modification assessment

During the Fall 2014 semester, the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community will offer "Home Sweet Home: Home Modification Assessment," a course designed to provide human service and housing professionals with the knowledge and skills to conduct a performance-based assessment of a person's health, capabilities and home characteristics. Based on the results of

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