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Distance Education

Series in Applied Gerontology Education

The OSU S.A.G.E. Series is a three-course distance learning program which provides a Certificate of Completion in Gerontology.  S.A.G.E. is appropriate for professionals currently working in aging or those wishing to pursue a career serving older adults; administrators, regulators, direct service providers, policy makers, program evaluators, and others caring for our aging population.

Topics in Gerontology

Topics in Gerontology is a cost effective, on-line education program appropriate for a wide audience of students interested in continuing education and professional development in aging. Whether you are a seasoned gerontology professional or new to the field, you will find modules that are enlightening and helpful in your service to older adults.

Sunset

Series to Understand, Nurture and Support
End-of-Life Transitions

SUNSET offers continuing education modules developed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those caring for others or working in a long-term care setting where people are at the most vulnerable points in their lives — at the end of life.

AASC

Professional Service Coordinator
Certificate Program

The PSC Program is a partnership between the Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies and the American Association of Service Coordinators that provides on-line professional development and continuing education for Service Coordinators working with older adults, at risk families, and persons with disabilities toward independent living.

Health Literacy

Health Literacy Distance Education Program

The AHEC Health Literacy Program offers comprehensive continuing education in the field of health literacy.  Modules are appropriate for physicians, nurses, therapists, counselors, and all health practitioners providing direct or indirect patient care.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging is a university-wide program that offers current OSU graduate and professional students advanced educational opportunities in the field of aging. The Specialization’s core curriculum focuses on the basic components of gerontology shared by many disciplines, while the electives allow students to pursue either a research agenda or a more clinically-oriented pathway.

Aging Connections

Visit Aging Connections to learn more about faculty, education,
research, health care, and the Champion Intergenerational Center.

Healthcare

Clinical Services

Physicians trained in geriatric medicine possess unique expertise in caring for patients as they age. Personalized care can be established for patients over the age of 65 through the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University. Read more…

Careers in Aging

A career in aging brings many opportunities in health care, social and supportive services, wellness and prevention, advocacy, education, community-based programming, and more. Learn more.

Ohio State University Retirees Association

The Ohio State University Retirees Association is an organization for retired faculty and staff that

OSURA offers free membership to Ohio State retirees during their first year of retirement; after that, annual dues are $20 which cover both the retiree and spouse. Life membership is encouraged and costs $230.

Recent News

Ohio Voters Go to the Polls May 2nd

Monday May 2017

Polls open in Franklin County Ohio on May 2nd, 2017 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.for a Special Election Day. One of the issues being decided on the ballot is a levy for Senior Options.  Franklin County Senior Options provides services and programs designed to help frail older adults remain safely...

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OSU Graduate Student Presents Paper at OAGE Conference

Monday May 2017

The Ohio Association of Gerontology Education (OAGE) 41st Annual OAGE Conference recently took place on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at the University of Toledo.  At this conference, College of Social Work PHD Candidate Kathy Lee presented a paper titled “Informal Caregiving in the Context of Race,...

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Ohio Scholars in Aging - OSU Participant

Monday May 2017

Congratulations to Alison Lloyd, an OSU student in the College of Social Work, who was a participant in the Ohio Scholar in Aging Program for Spring 2017!  For her practicum, Alison  participated in an interdisciplinary team of professional students from around the country learning about...

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Congratulations Specialization in Aging Students!

Monday May 2017

Congratulations to the recent Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging students!  The Specialization in Aging is a university-wide program that offers current OSU graduate and professional students advanced educational opportunities in the field of aging. The Specialization’s core...

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Geriatric Activity Room Open House

Monday May 2017

Nurses Improving Care for HealthSystem Elders (NICHE) is an international program designed to help healthcare organizations improve the care of older adults. The vision of NICHE is for all people 65 and over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to educate nurses in...

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