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Students Achieve Specialization in Aging!

Completing the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging in combination with Masters, PhD, or professional degree curriculum demands requires hard work and dedication to the study of aging.  The following students made that commitment and graduated during 2010/2011 with the knowledge and skills to better serve the aging population within their professional pursuits.  CONGRATULATIONS to Kristen Ayers, Social Work; Jeanette Benigas, Speech & Hearing Science; Marta Fabrykowski, Optometry; Carol Hayden, Social Work; Christine Hill, Social Work; Kelsey Jakupcin, Speech & Hearing Science; Mary Anne Kane, Speech & Hearing Science; Stacy Kessler, Optometry; Katelyn Kreiger, Pharmacy; Melinda McGuire, Social Work; Angela Williams, Pharmacy.  Learn more about the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging at http://ogg.osu.edu.

Lifelong Communities At Work

Dr. David DeLong will speak on “Confronting Threats – and Opportunities – in an Aging Workforce” on August 4, 7:30 AM – 12 Noon, at the Fawcett Center. Dr. DeLong works with the MIT Age Lab, and is author of “Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce” and “The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management.” The OSU Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology is working closely with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Senior Independence, and others on a Lifelong Communities (LLC) initiative to better integrate our community for all ages.  Lifelong Communities provide an environment that fosters lifelong amenities, whether it’s workforce opportunities, the built environment, housing, transportation, social services, and much more. The August 4 event will focus on workforce aspects of Lifelong Communities and is appropriate for faculty, staff and students interested in many aspects of our aging society—workforce development, city planning, healthcare fields, education, social sciences, and more.  REGISTER NOW at http://seniorindependence.org/seniorimpactcentralohio.  Contact: Linda Mauger, Program Director, Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology, at linda.mauger@osumc.edu.

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