Aging, Cultural Diversity, and End of Life Care

"Some of us seem to be on a lifelong quest to tease out potential where others choose not to look.  The approach is simple really – invest time, be present, listen, engage and encourage ownership.  This is true in all facets of life; no more so than in a prison environment."     These are the … Continue reading Aging, Cultural Diversity, and End of Life Care

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