Resources for Gerontology Students

Reasons to study aging:

  1. The field is stimulating and challenging, reflecting people's different experiences, needs, resources, and abilities.
  2. There is satisfaction in addressing the challenges of those who are growing older.
  3. Jobs can involve working with healthy elders as well as those who need more assistance.
  4. Opportunities abound for innovative ideas and creative programs and products.
  5. The field is multidisciplinary, with opportunities to work with professionals from other disciplines as well as family caregivers.
  6. People who work in the field of aging can positively influence agencies and organizations serving older persons.
  7. Studying gerontology also provides a perspective and insight into one's own aging process and that of family members (Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 2014).

Job/Volunteer Opportunities* (most recent listed first):

Please use these websites to explore organizations and resources in the aging field:

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education has created a comprehensive brochure for Careers in Aging and other valuable resources: Careers in Aging Brochure. In addition, the American Psychological Association also has an Exploring Careers in Aging guide.

Program Events (archived videos):

February 2020 Guest Speaker Event: Brain Health and Financial Abuse: What you need to know

  1. Micki Nozaki, Director of Senior Medicare Patrol: Financial Abuse and Scams (video link)
  2. Beverly Sanborn, VP Program Development Belmont Village: Benefits of Wellness: Maintaining Whole Brain Fitness (video link)