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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

Aging Connections at OSU

Monday April 2015

The Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology is proud to announce the release of the new Aging Connections web site at  Aging Connections is a virtual “hub” for those at OSU who wish to learn about the broad array of aging opportunities on campus and build collaborations around...

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Building Intergenerational Communities

Wednesday April 2015

The City of Columbus Community Relations Commission is sponsoring a 2015 Lunch & Learn Series on "Building Intergenerational Communities".  Take your lunch and join their expert panels every third Friday of the month for informative presentations and discussions: April 17th: Redefining...

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Difficult Conversations - A Book Signing

Wednesday April 2015

Caring for others or working in a setting where people are at the most vulnerable points in their lives are not easy tasks, and there are many things to consider when approaching end-of-life care.  Author Angelo Volandes, a physician and researcher at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts...

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Alzheimer's Association Fact & Figures for 2015

Wednesday April 2015

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released the Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures for 2015, and to those of us in the field of aging this information may not be surprising, but it is certainly sobering.  According to the new facts and figures, over 5 million people in the U.S. in 2015 who...

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Isabelle Ridgway Care Center Spring Dance

Tuesday April 2015

Student Daniele Hillmon in the OSU College of Social Work is interning with the Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection (BCEC) working with older adults at the Isabelle Ridgway Care Center. Part of her project includes creating activities that challenge dexterity, memory, and encourage social...

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