CERTIFICATE IN GERONTOLOGY AND AGING SERVICES
The “Gerontology and Aging Services” course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of gerontology and the range of services and care options available to meet the unique needs of older adults. As the population ages, the understanding of aging and the ability to provide effective services for older individuals become increasingly vital.
This course covers a wide range of topics, including the biology of aging, social aspects of aging, healthcare for older adults, psychological well-being, and the design and delivery of aging-related services. Participants will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with an aging population, such as healthcare disparities, caregiving, long-term care options, and policy considerations.
Through case studies, guest lectures, and practical exercises, students will gain insights into the diverse needs and preferences of older adults and learn how to plan, coordinate, and evaluate aging services effectively. This course is ideal for healthcare professionals, social workers, administrators, and anyone interested in working with older populations.
By the end of the course, participants will be well-prepared to address the unique and evolving challenges of aging, contribute to the development of age-friendly communities, and make a positive impact on the lives of older adults by ensuring they have access to quality care and services that enhance their well-being and quality of life.