How MSW Student, Carly Woolard Uses Poetry For Healing

Poetry and Social Work: Carly Woolard entered UNE's MSW Program in Fall of 2018.  She is originally from North Carolina, but knew she'd be moving to Maine the moment she came upon UNE's Applied Arts and Social Justice Certificate.  "I'd not seen anything like it before and just knew it was perfect," she shares.   Carly … Continue reading How MSW Student, Carly Woolard Uses Poetry For Healing

Aging & Diversity: Ethics & Trauma as we Age

UNE School of Social Work partnered with UNE's Center for Excellence in Aging and Health and Area Agency on Aging for Western Maine, SeniorsPLUS  to organize this year's annual Training in Aging and Diversity (TRIAD): Aging & Diversity: The Intersection of Ethics & Trauma as we Age The training featured a Trauma presentation by Assistant … Continue reading Aging & Diversity: Ethics & Trauma as we Age

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

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