Health and Wellness

  • Health conditions and disease

  • Mental health

  • Cognitive impairments

  • Nutrition

  • Recreation and fitness

  • Caregiver health


  • Long term care financing at the system and individual levels

  • Workforce

  • Financial security

  • Volunteerism

Social and Cultural 

  • Ageism

  • Aging-in-place

  • Intergenerational initiatives

  • Social engagement

  • Social isolation and loneliness

  • Spirituality

  • Population demographics

Arts and Humanities

  • Memoir and storytelling

  • Studio arts

  • Music

Elder Justice

  • Decision-making tools, including advance directives, POLST, and power of attorneys

  • Elder abuse, neglect, exploitation

  • Legal issues at end-of-life



  • Housing

  • Long term care, including nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, long term services and supports, hospice, Medicare, and Medicaid​

  • Caregiver support

  • Health care reform

Lifelong Learning

  • Adult education

  • Senior College Network


Digital Commons

The USM Digital Commons is an institutional repository that provides access to publications from University students, faculty, and staff. You can visit the USM Aging Initiative page on Digital Commons to easily browse student, faculty, and staff research and scholarship from multiple disciplines and various topics related to aging. 

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