Thirteenth annual UMaine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium Oct. 12

The aging-in-place movement has heightened the imperative that living environments meet the diversity of needs of older residents. Innovative approaches to making the residential environments of older adults safe, healthy, affordable and personalized continue to challenge policymakers, planners and service providers alike.

High-functioning housing communities are crucial to realizing the highest quality of life of older residents, whether they reside in independent living, assisted living, memory care or continuing care communities.

This year’s University of Maine Center on Aging colloquium, “Innovative Living Environments for Older Adults,” the 13th annual convening of the event, will explore the many perspectives and insights aimed at ensuring that the settings in which older adults live, work and play enable them to flourish physically, socially and emotionally.

The colloquium will be held 7:45 a.m.–4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Wells Conference Center. Regular registration ($60) includes all colloquium materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks. Registration information can be found online or by contacting Kelley Morris at 262.7920,