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Madonna University’s Department of Aging Studies is committed to preparing its students to address the concerns of an aging population, and to promote the potential of people in their later years through its gerontology curriculum, field placements, and role in the aging services community serving older adults in Southeastern Michigan. This blog complements our mission, by providing fresh ideas and perspectives on aging contributed by those in our gerontology community, including current students, as well as alumni, current and former faculty, field placement supervisors, and others from the community who are committed to the business of aging.

40YrsAgingStudiesIn honor of our 40th Anniversary, we’ve reviewed and revised our programs and changed our name to Department of Aging Studies.  By the end of the year, we’ll have the 9 credit hour, online Aging and Older Adult Certificate of Completion revised, and we will have launched a new online program, the 11 credit hour Dementia Care Certificate of Completion.  We’re also researching a graduate credential in Aging Studies.  We’re asking people interested in the field to take our online survey of background and interest, so that we can develop relevant programs.  You can use the embedded link or this URL to access the survey:  http://madonna.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cGg28onHopAvPYV

April 7, 2014 we’re holding a Careers in Aging Fair from 4 to 6 pm in the Colonnade Lounge on the first floor of the Academic Building.  Professionals in the field will be present to discuss their career preparation, career paths, job responsibilities, and job prospects.  Career Services will be present, and we’ll review resumes.

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