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Interdisciplinary Center on Aging

The University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Center on Aging brings together University of Missouri health providers, researchers and educators who are focused on the needs of the rapidly growing older adult population.

The Center is built on the strong foundation of links that exist among nearly 100 faculty members representing six schools, five colleges and more than 30 departments.

Collaboration in the Community

TigerPlace independent living is an active retirement community developed by Americare in affiliation with the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. The Neighborhoods Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing by TigerPlace offers a new approach to senior care with a uniquely innovative spirit. 

What's New

David Lile Show

8:35 a.m.
Fri., June 13, 2014
KFRU, 1400 AM or click here: KFRU.com 

Guests: Peggy Reed-Lohmeyer, MSW and Jessica Tappana, LMSW
Topic: Overcoming Stigma

Research Seminars on Aging

Thur., August 14, 2014
S455 Sinclair School of Nursing

HIV and Older Patients
Wayne C. McCormick, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington
President, American Geriatrics Society

Free Screening at Ragtag

Age of Champions
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
5:30 PM
Ragtag Cinema
10 Hitt Street
Columbia, MO

The ICOA is sponsoring the Ragtag premiere of Age of Champions, the inspiring story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age. When one athlete loses a spouse and another is diagnosed with cancer, they’ve got to dig even deeper to make their Olympic dreams come true.Visit the Age of Champions web site: ageofchampions.org

The 2014 Missouri State Senior Games

The Missouri State Senior Games is an Olympic-style sports festival for individuals age 50 and older held in Columbia, MO from June 19-22. Find out more--visit http://smsg.org/senior_games or call 573-882-1462.


Exit Strategy: Depriving Death of Its Strangeness

"Stage IV cancer" and "not curable." Hearing those words 2+ years ago made David Oliver's knees go weak. But instead of retreating, David, along with his wife, Debra Parker Oliver, went public about the disease. On December 3, 2013, the couple spoke at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine, and this a video of that talk. Listen to them openly discuss their experiences with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, palliative & hospice care, contemplation of death, and bereavement.Watch David and Debra Oliver's inspiring talk about living with a terminal illness by clicking here.

Living Out and Living Active (Project LOLA)

Living Out and Living Active—Project LOLA—is a 16-week program addresses the unique health needs of older lesbian and bisexual women (age 40+), providing them with opportunities to engage in a variety of health-related activities in group and community settings with other women. Project LOLA is recruiting women age 40 and over who self-identify as lesbian or bisexual, who are not at their optimal health, and who are interested in getting healthier. Participants will be asked to get a sports physical for medical clearance, obtain a blood draw, complete fitness assessments and questionnaires, attend weekly meetings, and participate for the duration of the project. For more information go to the website: http://bit.ly/150TGZs; interested women can call 1-855-765-5223 or e-mail opah@missouri.edu.

Conversations about Health and Aging: Click here to watch the video.

 

MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging
M245A Medical Sciences Building
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65212
Phone: (573) 884-3337
E-mail: aging@missouri.edu

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