Geriatrics and Aging
Addressing the needs of the aging population
Our research, education and outreach around healthy aging, caregiving, workforce training and more are addressing the needs of Minnesota and the nation’s rapidly aging population.
The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs supports and fosters collaborations to address issues relating to aging.
The MN-GWEP facilitates and strengthens meaningful support and collaboration of key partners in the geriatrics field. The University and eight community partners are working to provide greater access to community education in aging and dementia; improve geriatrics training in health professions; and transform primary care clinical training and practice sites to provide age-friendly care.
The University of Minnesota Consortium on Aging is a meeting place of scientists and educators that strategizes to advance aging science, education, practice, and policy at the University and in the state of Minnesota.
The Center for Bioethics educates students and the public, through coursework and seminars, on the ethics of end-of-life care which includes, but is not limited to, an elderly population.
Global Network of Age-Friendly Universities
Additionally, the University of Minnesota is part of the Global Network of Age-Friendly Universities, which has established 10 principles that help universities meet the research and education needs of an aging society and ensure that older adults are actively engaged in a campus community. Participation in the Global Network gives the U of M access to resources and technical assistance to support local age-friendly initiatives.