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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.

Adaptive Cycling is one way to stay active, and is available to those of all ages. Another is adaptive skiing. Director Revell has been selected to compete in an adaptive ski race competition in March 2022. More information is available at: TetraSki_Express

Research: Gerontology faculty present regularly at The Gerontological Society of America Conference on the status of the Age-Friendly Features of the UMass System campuses for an AGHE symposium. He also has a poster presentation with an UMassD psychology alumnus on the Psychological impact of Covid-19 on first responders and students in training.

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.

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