January 2007 Volume 1, Number 1

A publication of the University of Utah Center on Aging

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Center on Aging newsletter. I hope you will find this periodic update to be an effective means of keeping you current on Center on Aging activities. I wish to thank Scott Wright, Ph.D., Director of the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program for his efforts in launching this e-newsletter as well as several enhancements to our web site – these are described below. We welcome your feedback and comments about this newsletter and the web site as we strive to enhance our communication with our members and the aging community at large.

News and Events

Events Calendar

We have created an "Events Calendar" link at our home page (News & Events > Event Calendar) click here that will serve as a central location to announce and publicize any aging-related events, conferences, or presentations.

We encourage Center on Aging members to submit information on any upcoming aging-related events directly to Scott Wright (e-mail: scott.wright@hsc.utah.edu) who will upload the information to the Calendar page.

Membership Directory

The Member Directory is being developed and will be launched with updated information in February 2007.

Center on Aging Research Retreat

The Center on Aging welcomes Distinguished Scholars for the Research Retreat - Robert L. Kane and Rosalie A. Kane - April 3 & 4, 2007.

Please save these dates in your calendar! A schedule of events will be ready by February 6, 2007.

Spring 2007 Interdisciplinary Series on Aging

January 22- Issues in Psychiatric Care of Older Adults
February 26- Palliative Care of Older Adults
March 26- Advocacy: Because Your Voice Matters
April 16- Care Management in Home-Based Services

Please click here to download flyer with more details

Bristlecone Pine

About our logo: The bristlecone pine tree (Pinus longaeva) the earth's oldest inhabitant with a life span of 4,000 years is found only in Utah and five other western states. Its extraordinary longevity and ability to adapt and survive in extremely harsh environmental conditions above 10,000 feet embodies the investigative spirit and mission of the Utah Center on Aging.

If you have questions about the University of Utah Center on Aging, please visit us online at http://aging.utah.edu 801-585-9540 or aging@hsc.utah.edu

Best,

Mark A. Supiano, MD
Executive Director - Center on Aging