College to look at careers in aging

The graying of America’s population is resulting in a shortage of people trained to meet the needs of these older adults. SUNY Oswego will mark national Careers in Aging Week on April 18 with an open discussion with a panel of professionals in gerontology.

The presentation will take place at 12:35 p.m. in Room C114 of the college’s Campus Center.

The panel of local professionals will talk about the career path that they have followed. Panelists will include Bobbi Gill of the Oswego County Office for the Aging, Terry Gorman of St. Luke Health Services and Teresa Ferlito of Springside at Seneca Hill.

Careers in Aging Week is an annual joint venture between the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

SUNY Oswego’s Careers in Aging discussion will provide information about the wide range of professions in the field of aging and aging research, raise awareness about older populations and their needs, and inform students and the public of the many academic programs available to get started on a career path.

By 2020, there will be 53.2 million Americans over age 65—forming 15.8 percent of the population—and 6.5 million of those will be older than 85, according to the Census Bureau.

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CONTACT: Dr. Paul Roodin, 312-2151

(Posted: Apr 09, 2008)