Lenard W. Kaye
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Kaye is a gerontological health and human services researcher and educator. His teaching focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with an aging society, and human services leadership, administration and management. He has presented public testimony at the state and federal level on aging-related issues that have public health implications. He has carried out numerous federally-funded and contracted projects for Maine state agencies in the areas of the proper collection and disposal of prescription drugs, geriatric mental health training, alcohol abuse, adult protective services data management, and policy reports on such issues as older adult civic engagement and geriatric health care.
Kaye makes frequent appearances on radio and television talk shows addressing a variety of aging-related issues including: successful aging; the aging of baby boomers; elder abuse; civic engagement; drug use, misuse and abuse; and others. He has regular columns on aging-related issues in Maine Seniors Magazine (“Sage Lens”) and The Maine Edge (“Those Amazing Elders”).