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Careers in Aging: An informal event for students

Event to include panel discussion, food, and door prizes

March 19, 2012, by Judy Holmes

Looking for a career? Ever thought about gerontology, one of the fastest growing fields in the country? Find out more at “Careers in Aging,” Thursday, April 5, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in Syracuse University’s Schine Student Center Panasci Lounge. The event will include food, door prizes, and a panel of professionals from a variety of fields who are specializing in aging.

“Careers in Aging” is sponsored by the Department of Psychology in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education as part of the association’s annual Careers in Aging Week (April 1 to 7).  The event aims to promote education and awareness of aging issues in America and career opportunities in the aging field.

Panel members will provide an overview of their careers and then be available for discussions with students. Panel members include Ami Longstreet, an attorney with Mackenzie Hughes, LLP; Divey Manocha, a physician at SUNY Upstate University Hospital; Ann Reed, from the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth; Ruth Troy, a social worker at Canton Woods Senior Center; Therese Aherns, a registered nurse at Hospice of Central New York; Tanya Williamson, a psychologist at the Syracuse Veteran’s Administration Medical Center; and Deborah Monahan, associate dean and professor in the School of Social Work in SU’s Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

“Gerontology is a field with a number of career possibilities,” says Joseph McFall, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. “The first Baby Boomers reached retirement age last year. Demand for age-related services will continue to increase as Baby Boomer generations move into older adulthood.”

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Judy Holmes