The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center

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Promoting Healthy Aging through Research and Outreach  Facebook Like

The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center at UMass Dartmouth is a multi-disciplinary center dedicated to research and programs that provide education on the aging process and promote healthy, active living.

The National Alzheimer's Buddies Association has selected UMass Dartmouth as the fourth chapter in the U.S. for their Alzheimer's Buddies Program. An informational meeting for students on our campus will occur on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2nd Floor of Dion.

"Revamped Aging & Health Minor" and Center Director, Dr. Andrew Revell, are featured in the lead article in last November's College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter.

Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting


Christi Nelson, B.A., (left) Psychology Graduate Student and SCAS Lab Member (left), presents "Marital Status Predicts Better Episodic and Semantic Memory Performance" at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.



Dr. Andrew Revell presents research at Gerontological Society of America Conference




Center Director, Dr. Andrew Revell, (left) presents initial findings from the MSF Award his team received, at


The new "Aging & Health" (AGH) Academic Minor Program, which went live in COIN in September 2014, grew from 6 students to 45 students by May 2015. Following graduation of 10, and some shuffling, we have 30 students plus 27 more students on the waitlist (Nov 2015). The program is growing so fast that a new approach will be needed soon.

Center Director, Dr. Andrew Revell, and his Southcoast Cognitive Aging Study are featured in the June 2014 edition of OJornal (published in English and Portuguese)

The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center recently launched their Facebook page. Please find us as "UMass Dartmouth Gerontology" and visit often for updates:
Link to Facebook Page

The Center is a member institution of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), the Educational Unit of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

The Gerontological Society of America logo  

Learn more about our Research, Education, Seminar Series, Outreach, and Partnerships.

For more information, please email us at:, or call (508) 999-8376.

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