Age-Related Educational Resources

Geriatrics & Gerontology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore: This link takes you to the gateway to educational programs and research centers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The site also includes a comprehensive calendar of educational workshops and conferences offered throughout Maryland that are sponsored by UMB’s Geriatrics & Gerontology Education and Research (GGEAR) Program.

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education: The Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) pursues the advancement of gerontology and geriatrics education in higher education worldwide. In addition to conferences, workshops, and publications, AGHE offers resources and consulting services to assist with program development and recognition. 

Age-Friendly University Global Network: The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is pleased to be a member of the age-friendly university (AFU) global network. UMB recognizes the value of older persons to the university and the broader community and is committed to support aging in a positive and healthy way. Learn more about the UMB initiative here.

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists: The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is a membership organization for pharmacy professionals and students attending to the unique medication needs of older adults. ASCP offer education, resources, and innovative opportunities that empower pharmacists to promote healthy aging through optimal medication management so as to improve health outcomes in later life.   

American Society on Aging: The American Society on Aging (ASA) aims to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge and strengthen the skills of persons working with and on behalf of older adults. ASA is a resource for education, training and information on aging-related issues.

Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work: The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW) provides leadership and assistance to social work educational programs and professionals in order to advocate for the integration of gerontological content in undergraduate and social work education. AGESW advocates for the teaching of gerontology to all social workers, as well as the development of both short and long-term perspectives in relevant curricular developments.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers introductory curriculum intended to increase awareness of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as the role of public health. 

Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware Geriatric Education Center: The Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware Geriatric Education Center (EPaD GEC) is dedicated to developing engaging and impactful training and educational tools for health care professionals, faculty and students who are currently involved or interested in geriatric care with an interprofessional focus. EPaD GEC curriculum is based on team concepts, evidence-based research, and current geriatric issues/trends and includes rural and African American patients.

GeriatricsCareOnline: Educational materials from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). Products include books and guides, training materials, webinars, and interactive virtual activities.

Geriatric Age-Simulation Activities: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill created this website that links to older adult case simulations on topics such as acute pain, pressure ulcers, falls, urinary incontinence, and COPD.

Geriatrics as a Profession: The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) explains geriatrics as the healthcare specialty dedicated exclusively to providing high-quality, person-centered care for older adults. Geriatrics healthcare professionals include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, and many others with unique skills for evaluating and managing health and care for older men and women. This AGS website provides an overview of the geriatrics, as well as information on training requirements, board certification, and the core competencies.

Geri-ED: Geri-ED is a platform for free web-based geriatrics and gerontology educational material and training modules developed by University of Maryland, Baltimore faculty.

Health Communication with Older Adults: This publication includes resources including the “Can You Hear Me Now” AMA Health Literacy Video, “Can You Hear Me Now Health” Communications Activity Instructors Guide, “Can You Hear Me Now” Health Communications Activity Slides, “Can You Hear Me Now” Health Communications Case – MrsP, and Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit. The activity was prepared by University of Maryland, Baltimore faculty with the goal of increasing student interest in geriatrics and exposing health profession and social science students to skills needed to interact with older adults. 

Reframing Aging Initiative: Supported by eight national aging organizations, this long-term social change endeavor is aimed at improving public understanding of what aging means and the many ways that older people continue to contribute to society. The initiative relies on tested strategies and evidence-informed tools that have been found to reduce implicit bias against older people.

Substance Abuse: Substance abuse in later life is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. The resource linked here is offered as a guide for treatment providers.