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Careers in Aging Event: Career Panel and Luncheon

As more and more baby boomers reach retirement age, the United States is experiencing a shortage of people trained to meet the unique needs of older adults. In an effort to help close this gap, the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Sigma Phi Omega national gerontology honor society at the University of Massachusetts Boston is sponsoring a local event during National Careers in Aging Week.

According to the US Administration on Aging, Americans 65 and older now constitute about 13 percent of the population and that figure is expected to increase to 19 percent—72 million—by 2030. This demographic transition is resulting in a shortage of people trained to meet the unique needs of these older adults, and the array of industries that will be affected is quite diverse.

Panelists

  • Jane Saczynski, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School
  • Suzanne Leveille, PhD, RN, Director of PhD Program in Nursing at UMass Boston
  • Andrea Cohen, CEO at HouseWorks
  • Emily Shea, Commissioner of the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly

Who should attend

Interested students, adult learners, faculty, career counselors, and others.

Sponsors

  • Gamma Upsilon chapter of Sigma Phi Omega national academic honor society
  • Department of Gerontology
  • Gerontology Institute
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
  • College of Public and Community Service
  • Graduate Student Assembly
     

RSVP by April 1, 2013: UMassBostonSPO@gmail.com

Gerontology degree programs and certificates are offered through the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, the College of Public and Community Service, and the College of Advancing and Professional Studies.

 

Please support the McCormack Graduate School Service Project, U-ACCESS Food Pantry Food Drive

At all events at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, we invite you to bring a donation for the UMass Boston food pantry. Your donation of a non-perishable food item or gift card will support a student struggling to buy food.

To volunteer at the pantry or for further information, contact Shirley at 617.287.3195 or u-access@umb.edu.
 

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For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.