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Maine’s First College Hosting SilverSneakers Program Celebrates Launch of Institute for Integrative Aging

As Maine’s first college campus hosting the SilverSneakers fitness program for older adults, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine held a breakfast reception on May 10, 2019 that celebrated the successful launch of SilverSneakers as the first phase of the College’s Institute for Integrative Aging (IIA). The event welcomed award-winning global healthcare activist and Tivity Health CEO Donato J. Tramuto to campus. SilverSneakers, by Tivity Health, is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans. Founded in 1992, the program is available to over 14.5 million Medicare beneficiaries through Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans.

2019-05-13T15:38:13-04:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: |

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Commencement to Feature Award-Winning Global Healthcare Activist Donato J. Tramuto as Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine announces that Donato J. Tramuto, the CEO of Tivity health, Inc–a leading provider of fitness and nutrition health improvement programs–will speak at the 2019 Commencement on May 11th, as well as receive an honorary degree. Author of Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business (Hamilton Press), Tramuto is a recognized innovator and industry leader with more than 35 years of healthcare experience and a deep commitment to global healthcare access, patient outcomes, and digital solutions.

2019-03-19T09:02:05-04:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , |

U.S. Department of Justice Grant Funds Prevention of Violence Educational Programming at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

The United States Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women awarded Saint Joseph’s College of Maine a three-year, $299,884 grant to fund programming that enhances prevention of, awareness of, and response to a range of sexual misconduct that can occur in a college community, including: sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. This is one of 57 grants totaling over $18 million to higher education institutions nationwide. With the new funding, the entire College community will experience training, in partnership with Through These Doors and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, and facilitated by Coordinator for Violence Prevention Sarah Gordon who started her new position last week. This DOJ grant is designed to support community coordination, strategic planning, and competency-based education around all issues of violence on a college campus.

2019-02-27T09:12:13-04:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , |

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Welcomes SilverSneakers® into Community

The Alfond Center at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is expanding its adult fitness classes to include the nationally recognized SilverSneakers® program. SilverSneakers–the nation’s leading community fitness program designed exclusively for older adults– offers a way to motivate older adults to increase their levels of physical activity and remain socially active. The College will celebrate a SilverSneakers Launch Week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 12, 14, and 15, 2019. On those three days during Launch Week, classes will be free and door prizes will be awarded.

2019-02-25T16:13:19-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Highlights|Tags: |

University of New England and Saint Joseph’s College pave pathway to pharmacy school

Students at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine who are interested in becoming pharmacists have a new pathway to their career, thanks to an agreement with the University of New England.

2019-02-12T14:57:58-04:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , , |

Coming Together for the Mission

Mark Swann Hon. '18 reflects on a life of anti-poverty work by Patricia Erikson Preble Street Executive Director Mark Swann sits in front of a mural at the entrance of the Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter, a low-barrier state licensed emergency overnight shelter in Portland offering a safe place for homeless and street-involved youth, and [...]

2018-09-11T11:02:16-04:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Spring 2018|Tags: , , , |

College and Jenna Chase Recognized by Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine for Gold Star Standard of Excellence

At an awards ceremony held in Augusta on March 29, 2018, Saint Joseph’s College received the Gold Star Standard of Excellence for the third year in a row, and Jenna Chase ‘11, of Windham, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Fitness & Wellness, was named one of two Individual Gold Star Champions statewide.

2018-09-11T12:08:50-04:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Press Room, Highlights|Tags: |

Emily Field and Nathan Morin Named Outstanding Future Professionals For Physical Education

“Creating positive experiences in school at a young age helps children carry the life choices they learn in [physical education] class to adulthood,” said Saint Joseph’s College student Emily (Bland) Field ’18. “I find it very rewarding to help young children learn how to live a healthy, positive life.” Emily and her classmate Nathan Morin [...]

2018-09-11T11:07:39-04:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , |