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Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center

Gerontology Center

The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center

Promoting Healthy Aging through Research and Outreach

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.

Professor Revell presented in Boston at The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting in November 2018. Aging and Health (AGH) Academic Program Part-time Lecturer and UMassD Alumnus, Anna-Rae LeClaire, presented during the conference at an earlier session.

Adaptive Cycling is one way to stay active, and is available to those of all ages. Professor Revell participated this year in the Pan-Mass Challenge.

With the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Gerontology Center co-sponsored the first Accessibility Awareness Week.

The National Alzheimer's Buddies Association has selected UMass Dartmouth as the 4th chapter in the U.S. for their Alzheimer's Buddies Program.

An introduction on the Aging & Health Minor from Minor Director, Dr. Andrew Revell, were featured in the College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter.

2018 Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting

Christi Nelson, M.A., Doctoral Student (above) stands with her past faculty mentor, Professor Revell, at the 2018 Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.


Center Director, Professor Andrew Revell, (above) presents findings on Social and Lifestyle markers on physical health, at GSA, November 2018.  

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