Careers in Gerontology. Gerontology in Your Career. The Major for the Millennium (or the Minor that enhances all Majors!). Program Mission Gerontology is an applied interdisciplinary program that fosters study of the aging process along
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Gerontology in Your Career
The Major for the Millennium
(or the Minor that enhances all Majors!)
Gerontology is an applied interdisciplinary
program that fosters study of the aging process along
the life continuum; particularly the years after 65, focusing on individuals, families, and communities.
It is designed to promote an understanding of gerontological issues within scientific biological, psychological, socio-cultural, life long learning, and political contexts.
All seniors suffer from depression.
Most seniors live in poverty.
Seniors are stuffy and cantankerous.
Elders are crabby because they don’t have any friends.
All senior citizens are senile and forgetful.
At retirement, most seniors become frail and reclusive.
Most seniors live in retirement homes.
Older adults dislike teenagers.
Young people don’t like seniors.
There are only a few careers that incorporate senior issues.
What kind of music would you play?
Why would a senior want to take music lessons?
Music that caters to senior preference.
How can music help heal emotional wounds?
In-home Supportive Services
Medical Equipment Supplier
Real Estate Agent
Crime Scene Investigator
Adult Protective Services Worker
Home Health Nurse
Minor Course Work
A unique opportunity to design your own
Combines the Gerontology Certificate
with another discipline of your choice
Gerontology Certificate Enhance Any Career
Formatted by Nancy Murrish and Jen Silmaro for the Gerontology Student Ambassador Program: Fall Semester 2008