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Careers in Aging Week
Date:  Monday, April 7th, 2014 through Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Time:  All Day
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April 6-12, 2014 is National Careers in Aging Week!  This event is an annual joint venture between The Gerontological Society of America and its educational branch, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.  The purpose of this event is to bring greater awareness and visibility to the wide-ranging career opportunities in aging and aging research. 

Did you know that every 8 seconds someone turns 60 in the United States?  The aging of America's population is resulting in a shortage of people trained to meet the unique needs of older adults.  Knowledge of aging is relevant to almost every area of study, and the minor in gerontology at WKU prepares students to work in a wide variety of settings including including health and wellness companies, senior housing, advocacy and policy organizations, financial services, biotechnology, social service agencies, and academic and research settings.  Learn more about careers in aging here.

As part of our celebration of Careers in Aging Week, WKU Aging is recognizing some of our wonderful gerontology students!  Check out our Gerontology Student Spotlight to see just a few examples of how the minor in gerontology enhances the wide variety of interests, majors and career goals of our students.  If you are interested in learning more about WKU Aging, email Marybeth Hunt. 

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