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2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSSW 653 - Working with Older Adults for Clinicians, Administrators, and Activists


This course is designed to provide an overview of the multifaceted issues in gerontology. It explores the phenomenon of growing old in America, from the changing demographics of society that will command our attention in the years ahead, to the pressing need for satisfactory long-term care arrangement. This course seeks to further students’ understanding of the myths and realities of aging, the role of social work in gerontology, health and social policy as it relates to aging, special populations, and research issues in gerontology.

Credits: 3