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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. Professor Revell participated in August 2020 for his 3rd Year in the now virtual Pan-Mass Challenge. His 2020 neighborhood ride was featured in Sippican News.

Research: Professor Revell is presenting at The Gerontological Society of America Conference virtually in November 2020 on the status of the Age-Friendly Features of the UMass System campuses. He previously participated with colleagues in Biochemistry at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference virtually and with a live Q&A session in August 2020. 

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 (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting

Christi Nelson, M.A., Doctoral Student (above) stands with her past faculty mentor, Professor Revell, at the 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.  

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