View Full Version : "Now We Need a Masters in Getting Old !"

09-07-2009, 10:25 PM
"If AARP is involved It Must have Chapter of Obama's Death with Dignity Built In !"

OSU now offering a Mastery of Aging certificate [nearly contentless alert]

Older adults can take a college course and earn a certificate in the mastery of aging well through a new Web-based program developed by Oregon State University.

Co-branded by AARP Oregon, the program developed at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point is expected to have nationwide reach, says Sharon Johnson, the OSU associate professor who designed the coursework and Web content.

"This is one of the first times the university has really targeted older adult students," Johnson says. The U.S. Department of Agriculture provided $300,000 for the program's development after requesting grant applications for "innovative learning...
AARP Oregon values the program's extensive research and credibility, says Joyce DeMonnin, the organization's director of public outreach. Her office agreed to help market Mastery of Aging Well to its members via e-mail and is considering linking its Web site to the program's, DeMonnin adds.