Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference
Where Policy Meets Practice
UNE COM has been the host institution for the Annual Maine Geriatrics Conference for 25 years. This conference brings nationally renowned presenters to Maine, allowing providers, practitioners and older adults to learn together and from each other.
Training in Aging Diversity Grant
The UNE School of Social Work has been awarded its third Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant, which provides advanced year students with stipends to work with Maine’s underserved aging population. The Training in Aging Diversity (TRIAD) Project is a training-in-place program for graduate-level clinical social work students, designed and led by UNE’s School of Social Work. TRIAD will reach people of all ages, but its primary population focus is Maine’s older adults. The project has two goals: (1) To increase the number of behavioral health professionals practicing in rural and underserved areas of Maine; and (2) to increase knowledge about the behavioral health needs of diverse older adults.
UNE Archive: Global Elders' Perspectives
The UNE Archive: Global Elders’ Perspectives (UNE A:GE Perspectives) Project is a primary source of unpublished first-person accounts of elders' lives in transition into and through older age, a resource unlike any other available for health professions students. The field of aging is both multi- and inter-disciplinary, allowing the database to further important research in the field of geriatrics/gerontology among and across many disciplines.
The goal of this archive is to set up an indexed database from the collection for health professions education/training utilizing qualitative research and data analysis methodology. This database will provide key searchable themes and terms so that health professions students can gain insights into older adult perspectives on later life and aging, including but not limited to, health care, resilience, challenges, and elders with care partners’ experiences.