Gerontology students attend the Minnesota Gerontological Society Conference

Gerontology students Paul Baymler, Kaleena Briceno, Katherine Johanson, and Hillary Johnson along with Gerontology Program Coordinator Sue Humphers-Ginther attended the annual meeting of the Minnesota Gerontological Society in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on April 25, 2014. This year’s conference theme was “Recruiting, Retaining, and Retraining – Preparing the Workforce for an Aging Society”. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jacquelyn James of the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, spoke on “The New Context of Later Life: Rethinking the Education, Work, Leisure Paradigm.” In several breakout sessions, students learned about research, practice, and policy perspectives on the changing nature of work in later life. Katherine Johanson, a junior with majors in Gerontology and Psychology, was awarded a Gerald Bloedow Undergraduate Scholarship at the conference.


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