Department of Applied Gerontology

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Interim Chair Featured in Mississippi Today on Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

Posted on June 8th, 2020 by staff

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MS SHIP/MIPPA Representatives discuss partnerships with Applied Gerontology

Posted on February 28th, 2020 by staff

Representatives from the Mississippi State Health Insurance Assistance Program (MS SHIP) and Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) in the Division of Aging & Adult Services, Candace L. Washington, director, and John Robinson, volunteer coordinator, recently visited with Applied Gerontology faculty, staff and students to provide program updates and begin discussion on future partnerships. MS SHIP […]

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CSD Partners with Applied Gerontology for Memory Makers Holiday Performance

Posted on January 23rd, 2020 by staff

American Sign Language performers, the Ole Miss Hand Band, brought their holiday cheer to community members at Memory Makers, an Oxford-based respite day services organization for adults with early to middle stages Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia. The Department of Applied Gerontology coordinates Interprofessional Education with Memory Makers each Friday.

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Applied Gerontology Welcomes Health and Aging Expert to Gamify Healthy Aging

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by staff

The Department of Applied Gerontology hosted a session with K. Jason Crandall, Associate Professor & Director for the Center for Applied Science in Health & Aging at Western Kentucky University, to introduce our faculty and students to a successful preventative health promotion program, Bingocize®. The program is designed to increase the physical fitness, health knowledge and social engagement of older […]

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Population Shift, Needs of Aging Americans Spur New UM Department

Posted on August 20th, 2019 by staff

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New Applied Gerontology Program Announced at Mind Center Annual Conference

Posted on June 17th, 2019 by staff

Interim Applied Gerontology Department Chair, Teresa Carithers (top-center), joins Director of Internships and Community Engagement, Marcia Cole (top-left) and Coordinator of Advising, Recruitment and Retention, Je’Lisa McGee (top right) to debut their new program at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias presented by the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Mind Center. Carithers presented information […]

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Seniors’ Physical and Mental Health Linked to Optimism

Posted on June 12th, 2019 by staff

Courtesy of Epoch Times By Mohan Garikiparithi, www.belmarrahealth.com May 30, 2019 With the entire Baby Boomer generation set to be at least 65 in the next decade, there will be growing health challenges. One of the main ones is understanding how various factors contribute to overall health. Often, people look to treat specific ailments instead of […]

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Could perking up gut bacteria promote healthy aging?

Posted on June 12th, 2019 by staff

Courtesy of Medical News Today Published June 4, 2019 By: Catharine Paddock PhD, Fact checked by Isabel Godfrey Targeting the gut microbiome — the communities of bacteria and other microorganisms that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract — could be a way to treat a range of age-related conditions. Scientists made this conclusion after investigating the effect […]

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An Aging Population Means New Jobs

Posted on June 12th, 2019 by staff

Courtesy of Forbes Magazine By: Kerry Hannon, Personal Finance Contributor, Sept. 26, 2011 Yes, Americans are getting older. But that creates opportunities for baby boomers looking for a second career. Careers in aging are not the next big thing. They are the new big thing. In Warrenton, Virginia, Terry and Tina Ross, both in their mid-50s, […]

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School of Applied Sciences Enrolls First Student in Gerontology Program

Posted on June 12th, 2019 by staff

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