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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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What if everything we know about aging is wrong?

On October 19, 2016, the University of Indianapolis will host Age of Disruption, a national tour that brings a radical new approach to growth and aging. The brainchild of Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, the Age of Disruption Tour will roll into Indianapolis in a

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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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Using occupational therapy to help long-term care residents advocate for themselves

Dr. Julie Bednarski, assistant professor in the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy, recently published a peer-reviewed article in the January 2016 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Bednarski’s article, “An Elective Course Exploring Occupational Justice Through Occupational Storytelling and Story Making,” stemmed from her doctoral work at Chatham University. Bednarski created

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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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Intergenerational teams wanted: Dream Indy 5×5

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 are asking people to consider.  Teams of people are asked to submit their ideas to the Dream

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“No Wrong Door” effort aims to make access to Indiana long-term supports & services easier

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) has partnered with Indianapolis-based netlogx, inc. to work with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to create an integrated “No Wrong Door” system that will help all Hoosiers make informed choices about their long-term service and support needs. No Wrong Door touches all

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Glen Campbell’s film on Alzheimer’s fight to show at UIndy

On July 16 at the University of Indianapolis Ransburg Auditorium, American Senior Communities will host a screening of the film “I’ll Be Me,” which chronicles the farewell tour and personal battle of country music legend Glen Campbell. The musician’s career was ended by advancing Alzheimer’s disease. Campbell’s wife Kim will be in attendance to share

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CAC brings advanced infection prevention education to long term care workers

As part of an effort funded by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community delivered advanced infection prevention education to 125 long term care employees from across the state last week. The purpose of the Indiana Advanced Education for Long Term Care Professionals project is to

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