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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

"Still Alice" Movie Screening & Panel Discussion

Wednesday February 2015

We invite you to join the Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and The Drexel Theatre in a screening of the recently released movie “Still Alice” about a linguist professor diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease:      Wednesday, February 25, 2015 The Drexel Theatre...

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50 Years of Medicare & Medicaid Conference

Monday February 2015

The College of Social Work at The Ohio State University is sponsoring a presentation by Tom Daschle and Barbara Edwards on Medicare and Medicaid.  For more information, see flyer below.  Additional information is available on the College of Social Work website. We hope to see you there!

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Student's Papers Accepted for OAGE Conference

Wednesday February 2015

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you several Ohio State students whose papers were recently accepted for the 39th Annual Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) Conference.  Mentored by Dr. Virginia Richardson, the students are from 4 different colleges at...

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Topics in Gerontology: New Modules Released!

Wednesday February 2015

The OSU Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology in collaboration with Prevent Blindness are pleased to announce the release of two new modules in the Topics in Gerontology distance education program:Eyes Wide Open: Preventing Vision LossA Sight for Sore Eyes: Age-Related Eye DiseaseThese modules are...

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