Federally funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, The University of New England's Geriatric Education Center (UNE-MGEC) serves the entire state of Maine. It is located on UNE’s Portland Campus and is part of the UNE Westbrook College of Health Professions.

As one of several Geriatric Education Centers (GECs) nationally, the center works to ensure that the needs of Maine’s older adults and their families are met by serving as an important resource to health care professionals, health professions students and faculty, and community organizations.

We forge partnerships between academic communities and provide faculty development opportunities. We educate the men and women working in the health care fields in best practice geriatrics. And we increase awareness of the resources available to older adults.

To learn more about the National Association of Geriatric Education Centers visit their website.

Asking the

Difficult Question

"Asking the Difficult Question" Series features three critical issues facing health professionals providing guidance and care for older adults. These include Elder Abuse, Advance Directives & Driving. DVDs highlighting these topics have been produced which will assist health professionals, health professions faculty & students to address these critical issues.   


Judy Metcalf

Presentation highlights Maine Geriatric Education Center study with MDI Island Hospital

Judith Metcalf with Christina Costello

Judith Metcalf presents at Maine Nursing Summit

Judith Metcalf with Molly Neptune Parker

Judith Metcalf interviewed in ‘Maine Seniors’ magazine


The University of New England Maine Geriatric Education Center (UNE MGEC) provides community based information strictly as an informational service. UNE has not approved any of the community listings and makes no warranties or representations concerning these services. 

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