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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: July 31, 2000

CSUS Meets Needs For The Aging

With 76 million Baby Boomers approaching retirement, the need for services for an aging population is increasingly greater. To meet the demand for educated personnel, California State University, Sacramento Regional and Continuing Education will begin offering a gerontology graduate certificate program this fall.

The program is intended to provide training for people who work directly with older persons in a variety of settings, including nurses, long term care providers, counselors, physical therapists, older adult program administrators and social service employees.

A free information session will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24 at the Eskaton Gold River Lodge. For more information about the event, call (916) 278-4433, ext. 0.

Core courses for the program include "Adaptation to Age Related Changes, Illness and Caregiving," "Physiological and Emotional Disorders in Older Adults" and "Social Policy and Aging."

"The courses are designed to provide current, research-based information that will enhance our student's understanding of older adults in many fields," says Cheryl Osborne, director of the CSUS Gerontology Center.

This program is ideal for working professionals, with classes offered evenings and Saturdays. The program requires the completion of six required courses for a total of 18 units and takes just over a year to complete.

Students enrolling in the program must already have a bachelor's degree.

For further details about the program, call Jackie Branch at (916) 278-4433, ext 115. For media information, contact the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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