Introduction to Gerontology - GER131
In this course, students will discuss a variety of definitions and concepts related to aging, from an inter-professional perspective. Since people are living longer, the quality of life as we age becomes more important. Many elders will have more leisure years out of the workforce than ever before,or they may choose to work after the national age of retirement. With an extended life expectancy, such factors as health, housing, transportation, finances, family and community support systems become important issues. We will examine these factors and others throughout this introductory course.