This program examines the revolution occurring in the U.S. and the world as the average age continues to rise. By 2050, Americans aged 65 and older is projected to be 88.5 million, more than double that of 2010 (U.S. Census Bureau).
Designed to offer opportunities in the field of aging for those who work with older adults, the format is organized around a partnership model honoring and utilizing the skills and knowledge of academics, practitioners, and other gerontology professionals. Students will also explore generational differences, growing diversity in aging, the social worlds and theories of aging people and their changing family roles.
- Increased knowledge, skills and confidence in the aging field
- Preparation for emerging roles and new challenges in the aging arena
- Meet leaders and other professionals in the aging field
- Increase your organization’s level of professionalism
The class includes interdisciplinary teaching, supportive learning and exposure to leaders in aging applicable to your workplace. The nine-month class meets on the second Tuesday of each month (Sept. – May).
Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalency. Complete Skills Assessment and submit Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required.
Skills Assessment & Program Application are located online. Click for instructions. You will be directed to the program application after completing the Skills Assessment.
"The course is excellent," said Valerie Schwartz, 2014 graduate. "I learned plenty of things I never knew before. It helped me to better understand what seniors are going through and I learned the things I will need to do to prepare for my own future of aging. Dr. Ricci [instructor] is wonderful and an inspiration to us all."