A Board Game that Helps Families Learn How Their Aging Loved Ones Want To Be Remembered

We all leave a legacy upon death. Some legacies we know, others we desire, and still others will happen without us ever knowing. Despite growing up in families and keeping in touch with siblings, parents, etc, it is surprising how little we know about what matters most to those closest to us. This is what … Continue reading A Board Game that Helps Families Learn How Their Aging Loved Ones Want To Be Remembered

Aging and the Arts

UNE's Center for Excellence in Aging and Health and School of Social Work welcomed Dr. Suzanne Doyle from the University of Missouri - St. Louis to facilitate the workshop: Ageless Arts: Harnessing Creativity in Later Life  Over 40 participants gathered to EXPLORE the intersections of aging, health, wellness and creativity... LOOK at the "gifts" of aging as assets … Continue reading Aging and the Arts

UNE’s Hospice Immersion Project: Students alter their perspectives on mortality

For the first time this year, social work students participated in UNE’s Hospice Immersion Project  at Hospice of Southern Maine Gosnell House.   The project was piloted in 2014, initiated by Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, PhD ,Professor and Director of Geriatrics Education and Research.  Designed and implemented as an experiential medical education learning model,  students are “immersed” into … Continue reading UNE’s Hospice Immersion Project: Students alter their perspectives on mortality