Careers in Aging Week features several campus events

careers in aging.jpg_largeYoungstown State University celebrates Careers in Aging Week April 5 to 11 with a variety of campus events.

An annual joint venture between the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Careers in Aging Week explores the aging of America’s population and the resulting shortage of people trained to meet the needs of older adults.

The goal of the week is to provide information about the wide range of professions in the field of aging and aging research, raise awareness about older populations and their needs, and inform students and the public of the many academic programs available to get started on a career path.

Events at YSU include:

Monday, April 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kilcawley Center Arcade. Careers in Aging Week Kick-Off. Learn about career opportunities and meet faculty and students from the YSU Gerontology program. Informational brochures and a calendar of the week’s events will be available. Food, games and a chance to win prizes.

Tuesday, April 7, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Cafaro Suite, Lincoln Building 510. Alumni Roundtable. YSU alumni with diverse degrees and backgrounds in the aging field share their experiences and give advice about careers in aging. A representative from YSU Careers Services will also be available to offer tips for the job application process. Light refreshments served.

Thursday, April 9, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Presidential Suites, Kilcawley Center. Career Fair. Learn from employers about the diverse job opportunities in the field of aging. A presentation by Joe Chevraux of Handypro of The Valley will spotlight the increasing business opportunities in aging. Representatives from other local organizations will also be available. Light refreshments served.

Careers in Aging Week is sponsored by the Gerontological Society of America, the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, The Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative, and Handypro of The Valley. Visit www.careersinaging.com for more information.

For more information on YSU’s Gerontology program, visit http://web.ysu.edu/gen/class/Gerontology_m408.html.