Gerontology Seminar Set at Lindenwood

By Raymond W. Vodicka Of the St. Charles Post | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), August 1, 1994 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

Gerontology Seminar Set at Lindenwood


Raymond W. Vodicka Of the St. Charles Post, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


A seminar on careers in gerontology, the study of aging, will be at 7 p.m., Aug. 8 at The Gables in the center of the Lindenwood College campus in St. Charles.

"A lot of folks don't realize what academic training in the field is all about," said Marilyn Patterson, director of the gerontology program.

"They don't understand that there are so many career options out there."

Sometimes, she said, people associate the career as working in the medical field with geriatric patients. But, she said, that is not where people in the gerontology field are primarily working. "We are not focusing on training someone to be a nurse or a nurse's aide in any way," she said. "To get a degree means you might go into a whole wide range of career options."

Among careers in the field, she said, are some in the area of housing - such as independent living and housing management and development, nursing home administration, social services and outreach programs and counseling and mental health for older adults and their families.

"We are also going to touch on opportunities in the business or corporate world, such as marketing," Patterson said, noting that businesses are becoming more interested in employing someone knowledgeable in aging because older people are the fastest growing segment of the population.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

Gerontology Seminar Set at Lindenwood
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?