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Three-day focus on careers and research in aging

Nearly half of Americans born in 1900 died before they were 50 years old. Today, people can expect to live over 75 years old, according to the Gerontology Society of America.

This population trend is contributing to the growing demand for professionals with knowledge and expertise in aging. During the nationwide Careers in Aging Week, St. Catherine University will host a series of events from April 2-4 to help raise awareness about aging and the opportunities available to students in the field.

All events are free, and open to the University community.

Schedule of events

Monday, April 2, Noon-2 p.m.
Coeur de Catherine ballroom, St. Paul Campus

  • Kick-off event with poster session — research and practice in aging through multiple lenses, including nursing, occupational therapy, holistic health, physical therapy and social work
  • Southside Senior Singers
  • Game: Test your aging knowledge
  • Exhibitors: Augustana Open Circle Adult Day Center, ACR Health Care Group, Minnesota Gerontological Society, the Alzheimer's Association and more.

Tuesday, April 3, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Dining area, Minneapolis campus

  • Interprofessional Experiential Skills Lab

Wednesday, April 4, Noon–1 p.m.
Coeur de Catherine atrium, St. Paul Campus

  • Round table conversations with faculty and students on careers in aging
  • Career Development Office walk-in hour

Wednesday, April 4, 7–9 p.m.
Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium, St. Paul Campus

  • Movie screening: Calendar Girls (starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters)

Sponsors

St. Kate’s Careers in Aging events are organized by the University’s Aging Interest Group, with support from the Graduate Student Advisory Board, Student Center and Activities, School of Social Work, Gerontology Educators Network, Gerontology Society of America, and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

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March 27, 2012 by Pauline Oo

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