Announcements

Retirement Research Foundation grant will fund strategic planning initiative at Concordia-Chicago’s Center for Gerontology

On November 16, 2018, Concordia-Chicago received a grant award in the amount of $21,082 from the Retirement Research Foundation (RRF). The grant will support the development of a capacity-building strategic plan in the University’s Center for Gerontology. 

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“Morgenthaler Mile” will support Healthy Aging Initiative

Inaugural fundraising walk celebrates Dr. Shirley Morgenthaler, Concordia-Chicago faculty member and innovator in early childhood education In celebration of Dr. Shirley Morgenthaler’s 80th birthday and her legacy to the community, the Center for Gerontology at Concordia-Chicago is proud to launch...

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Concordia University Chicago to host forum on Dementia Friendly America

The Center for Gerontology at Concordia-Chicago will host “Dementia Friendly America: A Forum on Making River Forest a Dementia-Friendly Community.” The event will take place on Friday, September 7, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Oak Park/River Forest Room on the Concordia University Chicago campus in River Forest.

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CUC gerontology expert counsels openness to life-enriching wisdom of “maturing adults”

Dr. John Holton, visiting associate professor of gerontology at Concordia University Chicago, delivered the keynote address during the plenary session at the 18th annual conference of the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network (POAMN).

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AARP board member to speak on “Disrupting Aging” at Concordia-Chicago

Ronald E. Daly Sr., member of the national AARP board of directors, will speak at Concordia University Chicago on the topic “Disrupting Aging” on Tuesday, March 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The event, hosted by CUC’s Center for Gerontology, is free and open to the public.

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Call for Proposals: Concordia-Chicago’s Inaugural Gender and Gerontology Summit

Presentation proposal submissions are being accepted for Concordia-Chicago’s Inaugural Gender and Gerontology Summit, which will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8am–5pm, on the Concordia-Chicago campus in River Forest, Illinois. 

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Concordia-Chicago and The Village Chicago to host AARP workshop

Concordia-Chicago, along with their co-host, The Village Chicago, will offer a free Work for Yourself@50+ workshop at the Sulzer Regional Library (4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60625) on Monday evening, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 888-339-5617 to register.

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Concordia University Chicago receives an AARP Foundation grant

AARP Foundation has awarded a grant to Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Center for Gerontology to conduct Work for Yourself@50+℠ workshops in Oak Park/River Forest and the Chicagoland area. 

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Wally “Famous Amos” and Concordia-Chicago College of Business Dean Claudia Santin share insights on aging, business opportunities at Center for Gerontology-sponsored event

Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Gerontology was a proud co-sponsor of “The Silver Gold Rush: Aging's Impact on Business and Community,” held on May 23, 2017, at Dominican University in River Forest. Keynote speaker Wally Amos, founder of "Famous Amos" cookies and owner of "The Cookie Kahuna" company delivered the keynote address.

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New research by Concordia-Chicago faculty shows association between the arts and aging

Older adults who frequently attended live performances of a concert, play or musical showed slower cognitive decline compared to those who never attended any performing arts, according to a study by Dr. Rekha S. Rajan, visiting associate professor of research at Concordia University Chicago. The study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Kumar Bharat Rajan, associate professor of internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center, and is funded by a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant through 2017.

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Concordia University Chicago to host conference and forum on aging

The Center for Gerontology at Concordia-Chicago and Arbor West Neighbors will host “Resilient Aging – Resilient Living: Cultivating Community Good for All Ages,” a day of education, advocacy and action. The event will take place Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Concordia University Chicago campus in River Forest.

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Concordia-Chicago announces speakers for 7th annual International Conference on Aging and Spirituality

Concordia University Chicago will bring together international researchers and scholars with expertise in aging, religion and spirituality, as well as practitioners, policy-makers, clergy, laypeople and care partners to explore how aging presents us with opportunities to navigate transitions over the life course.

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Center for Gerontology to develop training resources to enhance quality of home care for older adults

Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Gerontology has been awarded a $30,000 contract by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI). According to the terms of the agreement, the university’s Center for Gerontology will work with LSSI to develop and implement a suite of customized training resources for aides who deliver home care to older adults.

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International Alzheimer’s expert June Andrews to speak at Concordia University Chicago

Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Gerontology will host a lecture by June Andrews, Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom Stirling University, Scotland. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at 2 p.m., in Christopher Center, Room 200 on the University’s main campus in River Forest, IL.

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Concordia-Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust present free performance of “Soul Sisters”

Concordia University Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust will present performances of Soul Sisters on Friday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. The shows will take place at Oak Park Township Services, 130 S. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, IL. Both performances are free and open to the public.

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