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Interdisciplinary Center on Aging

The University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Center on Aging brings together University of Missouri health providers, researchers and educators who are focused on the needs of the rapidly growing older adult population.

The Center is built on the strong foundation of links that exist among nearly 100 faculty members representing six schools, five colleges and more than 30 departments.

Collaboration in the Community

TigerPlace independent living is an active retirement community developed by Americare in affiliation with the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. The Neighborhoods Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing by TigerPlace offers a new approach to senior care with a uniquely innovative spirit. 

Columbia Morning with David Lile Segments

8:40 a.m. on the second Friday of each month.
Tune into KFRU, 1400 AM or click here: 

Click here to listen to past shows featuring our Center Fellows.

Senior Teacher Educator Partnership
Click for information. 

Exit Strategy: Depriving Death of Its Strangeness

"Stage IV cancer" and "not curable." Hearing those words in 2011 ago made David Oliver's knees go weak. But instead of retreating, David, along with his wife, Debra Parker Oliver, went public about the disease. On December 3, 2013, the couple spoke at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine, and this is a video of that talk. Listen to them openly discuss their experiences with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, palliative & hospice care, contemplation of death, and bereavement.Watch David and Debra Oliver's inspiring talk about living with a terminal illness by clicking here.

Conversations about Health and Aging: Click here to watch the video.


MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging
M245A Medical Sciences Building
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65212
Phone: (573) 884-3337

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