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Bronstein Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness

Bronstein Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness

Our Mission
The Bronstein Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness is dedicated to advancing the understanding of aging and promoting the well being of older adults through interdisciplinary education, research and engaged partnerships.

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In the News
Dr. Katie Ehlman, Director of the Bronstein Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness, was recently interviewed for an article in the August issue of the Life Sciences INdiana e-newsletter, which has 25,000 subscribers.

The article will also be converted into a short radio piece that will air on Life Sciences Indiana radio updates.

“I think it’s really important with these initiatives that we keep the older adult at the center and very involved in decision making on what’s important. We’re bringing together future healthcare professionals, current healthcare professionals, faculty, older adults, people with brain change, people without brain change—and we’re learning together how we can improve the lives of older adults in our community,” says Ehlman. “[This gift] opens more doors for students that may lead them to choose careers working with older adults, not only this year, but for many, many years to come.”

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The Bronstein Foundation

Philanthropists Sol and Arlene Bronstein were entrepreneurs in the oil and gas industry. They married in 1933 and lived in Warsaw, Indiana, where they owned and operated gasoline stations and Mrs. Bronstein was a teacher. After selling the Warsaw stations, they moved to Evansville to comply with a non-competition condition of the sale. Here, they founded the Red Bird gasoline stations, which flourished and were sold to a division of Monsanto Chemical Company in 1959. Mr. Bronstein also operated oil exploration, drilling and refining companies. After Mr. Bronstein’s death in 1972, Mrs. Bronstein became president of all their oil-related businesses. She was the first woman elected a director of National City Bank, where her husband had served. At Mr. Bronstein’s death, a trust was created to fund the Bronstein Foundation, which benefits Jewish and other community-wide charities, including a lecture series, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food banks.

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Minka Learning Lab for Living Well
The Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness has created a Learning Lab for Living Well at the Minka house on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana. The Learning Lab offers an opportunity for students, faculty, and healthcare professionals to participate in research, simulations, and interdisciplinary class projects on aging and living well. Learn more ...

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