GERONTOLOGY PROGRAM

Department of Social Work

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Charletha Jordan to the Gerontology and GROWTH Teams. Charletha recently moved to the area from Texas where she worked at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for 6 years. While at UT Southwestern, Charletha was the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Medical Scientist Training MD/PhD Program. […]

Please save the following dates and times for the fall 2020 GROWTH Lunch ‘N’ Learns: September 2, 12-1:30-Rachel Olsen, Gerontology Library Workshop, she will stream and record it from her office, but we have Edwards Lounge reserved so we can watch the stream and eat together. We can cancel the room and lunch if we […]

After discussing options with the GROWTH Faculty Executive Committee, we have decided to cancel the GROWTH reception previously scheduled for April 22. We do want all GROWTH faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners to know how much we appreciate you, all you do normally, and all you are doing in the face of these extraordinary […]

The Gerontology Minor has been reduced to 12 hours starting fall 2020 (no double-dipping with major). The gerontology website and university catalog have been updated to reflect this change. Have you considered minoring in Gerontology? The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 88.5 million Americans will be 65 or older by 2050. Compare that to 40.3 […]

UPDATE 3/12/2020: THE LUNCH AND LEARN HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL SEMESTER DUE TO CONCERNS OVER THE CORONAVIRUS  Please join us for a Lunch and Learn on Thursday,  March 19th, 12:30-2:00pm in Stone 219 (Edwards Lounge). Dr. Elise Eifert will present on “Gerontology is GROing: What’s New with the Graduate Programs.” Click here to […]

https://medium.com/@uncg_university/dementia-care-with-attitude-d2f18398f7a Unlike the stereotypical college student, Rachael Wonderlin chose to study gerontology and graduated with a master’s from UNC Greensboro in 2014. After graduating, Rachael launched a blog entitled “Dementia By Day” while beginning her career as a dementia care program manager at a Brookdale community in North Carolina. She quickly acquired stories about her […]