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The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center

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.

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.

Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting


Christi Nelson, M.A., (left) presented "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 "Aging & Health" (AGH) Academic Minor Program, which went live in COIN. Courses for the program are being updated pending approvals by participating departments.

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

The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center launched their Facebook page. Please find us as "UMass Dartmouth Gerontology" and visit for updates:
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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).

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

For more information, please email us at:, or call (508) 999-8385.

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