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Distance Education

Series in Applied Gerontology Education

The OSU S.A.G.E. Series is a three-course distance learning program which provides a Certificate of Completion in Gerontology.  S.A.G.E. is appropriate for professionals currently working in aging or those wishing to pursue a career serving older adults; administrators, regulators, direct service providers, policy makers, program evaluators, and others caring for our aging population.

Topics in Gerontology

Topics in Gerontology is a cost effective, on-line education program appropriate for a wide audience of students interested in continuing education and professional development in aging. Whether you are a seasoned gerontology professional or new to the field, you will find modules that are enlightening and helpful in your service to older adults.


Series to Understand, Nurture and Support
End-of-Life Transitions

SUNSET offers continuing education modules developed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those caring for others or working in a long-term care setting where people are at the most vulnerable points in their lives — at the end of life.


Professional Service Coordinator
Certificate Program

The PSC Program is a partnership between the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology and the American Association of Service Coordinators that provides on-line professional development and continuing education for Service Coordinators working with older adults, at risk families, and persons with disabilities toward independent living.

Health Literacy

Health Literacy Distance Education Program

The AHEC Health Literacy Program offers comprehensive continuing education in the field of health literacy.  Modules are appropriate for physicians, nurses, therapists, counselors, and all health practitioners providing direct or indirect patient care.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging is a university-wide program that offers current OSU graduate and professional students advanced educational opportunities in the field of aging. The Specialization’s core curriculum focuses on the basic components of gerontology shared by many disciplines, while the electives allow students to pursue either a research agenda or a more clinically-oriented pathway.


Clinical Services

Physicians trained in geriatric medicine possess unique expertise in caring for patients as they age. Personalized care can be established for patients over the age of 65 through the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University. Read more…

Careers in Aging

A career in aging brings many opportunities in health care, social and supportive services, wellness and prevention, advocacy, education, community-based programming, and more. Learn more.

Ohio State University Retirees Association

The Ohio State University Retirees Association is an organization for retired faculty and staff that

OSURA offers free membership to Ohio State retirees during their first year of retirement; after that, annual dues are $20 which cover both the retiree and spouse. Life membership is encouraged and costs $230.

Recent News

Why Does it Matter?

Monday March 2016

As you already know, our population across the globe is aging.  Here are a few highlights about the aging population that illustrate why all of us should increase our knowledge about the older population, especially if you are a caretaker of older adults:The average life expectancy for persons...

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Transitions in the OSU Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Monday February 2016

With well-wishes and we admit, some tears, the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology said goodbye to Linda Mauger at the end of January as she retired after 24 years of service to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  For those 24 years, Linda worked in the Office of Geriatrics...

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The Ohio Aging Eye Summit

Friday February 2016

The annual Ohio Aging Eye Summit is presented by Ohio's Aging Eye Public Private Partnership, Prevent Blindness Ohio, and the Case Western Department of Ophthalmology.  Learn from experts about the present status, treatment, and research regarding age-related eye diseases, low vision and...

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National Shortage of Geriatricians

Tuesday February 2016

A geriatrician is a physician who is board-certified in family medicine or internal medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine.  In addition to providing clinical care, a geriatrician may address psychological and social problems that an older adult may face.  In...

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Home Care Wages and Overtime Updates

Tuesday February 2016

In 1975, 62% of full-time salaried workers were paid overtime compared to 8% today.  Unfortunately, the rules that establish which workers are eligible for overtime are not in line with the current cost of living. According to these rules the overtime threshold is $23,660, which is less than the...

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