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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., September 19, 2014
KFRU, 1400 AM or click here: KFRU.com 

Guests: David Oliver, PhD
Topic: Can the Cane!

Research Seminars on Aging

Tue., October 7, 2014--note special time & location!
3:30-5:00 PM

S107 Memorial Union (Wrench Auditorium)

A View of Our Distracted Minds Across the Life Span
Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry
Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center
University of California, San Francisco

 

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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