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Following is a list of on-demand modules in the Topics in Gerontology interactive, web-based program. Modules are appropriate for older adults, caregivers, educators, and anyone who serves and/or cares for older adults through their work in long-term care, health care, community based services, aging policy and decision making, and through community businesses offering goods and services to older adults (such as salons, banks, delivery services, etc.).  You may choose modules according to their instruction level, ensuring the learning is directly applicable to your interests.
 

100, 200 and 300 level modules allow you to print a Documentation of Successful Completion Certificate upon completion of the module from the OSU Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies.  You may present this certificate to your professional organization for consideration of continuing education credit approval. Aging Smart modules do not offer Documentation of Successful Completion Certificates for continuing education, however; these modules may be taken by all participants. 

All completed modules remain available in Your Account for review and reference in the future.

Modules are cost-effective, convenient, and allow you to progress at your own rate!  Looking for additional distance education?  Check out the Series to Understand, Nurture, and Support End-of-Life Transitions (SUNSET) at sunset.osu.edu for modules with similar format on a wide range of issues related to end-of-life care -- how to communicate about death and dying, cultural competence, ethics, decision-making, and facing our own mortality.
 

This module does not provide continuing education credit

When we think about healthy aging, we know that it is dependent on several factors such as personal health, lifestyle and finances. Of these factors, the one that we are going to talk about today is personal health and the role that nutrition plays in aging well.

This module does not provide continuing education credit

One and two person households are the fastest growing segment of the population. According to the US Census Bureau (2010), almost 44% of United States population were single, so you are not alone. In this module, you will learn more about what...(Read More)

This module does not provide continuing education credit

More and more aging adults are living independently longer. This independence calls for an increased need to make certain older adults are safe in their homes. The most common accidents involving older people are related to falls, burns, and poiso...(Read More)

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One of the more recent issues being focused on by researchers is the fear of falling. Reports show that between 20 and 46 percent of older adults who haven't experienced a fall acknowledge a fear of falling. Older adults are concerned with the fin...(Read More)

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Good News! We're living longer. Most of us can look forward to many more years ahead. However, as we get older we may face some limitations with our strength and mobility. These changes can often make it more difficult to age in place. Also, we ma...(Read More)