Making a positive and widespread impact by making people’s senior years more socially connected, intellectually stimulating, emotionally fulfilling, and spiritually transcendent.
The Institute for Integrative Aging (IIA) recognizes the multi-dimensional aspects of aging (physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual), considering the societal factors that impact aging (socio-economic, urban vs. rural issues, cultural identity). In addition, IIA recognizes the need for workforce development to help address the needs of a growing older adult population.
The Institute for Integrative Aging at Saint Joseph’s College is an intergenerational, experiential learning environment where our students will be prepared to support an aging population, innovate to develop solutions to the challenges of aging, and obtain the skillset and knowledge to develop the longevity economy.
Fitness, Wellness, & Social Enrichment
Watch this video produced by communications student Emma Auclair ’22. Emma collaborated with her CO219 Media Production class to produced this video about the SilverSneakers fitness program.
What’s Going On
Take A Ukulele Class
Experience the joy of music, learn a new skill, be social, and have fun! Learning to play the ukulele is a cumulative process. Sign up for a six-week ukulele class: Beginners and Beyond Basics. Next class starting in January.
Tivity Health® recognized Saint Joseph’s College of Maine at the 2019 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging for extensive work to promote healthier aging and social connectivity for older adults. Saint Joseph’s College is one of 19 organizations nationwide recognized for community-based programs that successfully promote healthier aging and social connectivity.
Aging Well in Rural America: A Collection of Stories from the Heartland.
Presented by Tivity Health and Health eVillages
The Buxton News covers the Institute’s first potluck dinner for the Silver Sneakers community members. The harvest-themed gathering was held in Xavier Hall on November 1.
The Institute for Integrative Aging (IIA) creating events enhancing social connectivity and building community
On August 22, 29 older adults from the Lakes Region boarded a chartered bus from Saint Joseph’s campus and traveled approximately 50 miles to the Ogunquit Playhouse to enjoy a beautiful luncheon followed by a performance of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.