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Updated: April 7, 2006

About the Careers in Aging Project

This website was funded by a generous grant from the Andrus Foundation. Our main goal is to provide information about professional development in the field of aging with a focus on introducing new people to the field.

The steering committee to this project consists of: Cathy Tompkins, Pauline Abbott, Dena Shenk, Liz Markson, Alexander Bucur. The original web development was done by Alexander Bucur.

Much of the content of the pages on this site have been taken from an earlier booklet written primarily for high school and college students. The booklet is one of two that have been published as a result of AGHE's Careers in Aging Project. The longer, more detailed booklet -- Careers in Aging: Opportunities and Options -- is designed for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and adults considering a change in careers, and is also available from AGHE.

The original project was made possible by by a grant from the AARP Andrus Foundation. Consultants for the project were Gloria D. Heinemann, Ph.D. (Buffalo VA Medical Center and the University at Buffalo, SUNY); David A. Peterson, Ph.D. (Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California); Anne S. Kahl (Geriatric Initiatives Branch, U.S. Bureau of Health Professions); and Jane E. Myers, Ph.D. (Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina-Greensboro).

The authors of the introductory booklet on careers in aging were Gloria D. Heinemann, Ph.D. (Buffalo VA Medical Center and University at Buffalo, SUNY), Elizabeth B. Douglass, former Executive Director, AGHE, and Joy C. Lobenstine, Associate Director for Membership and Information, AGHE.

The original booklet can be ordered. Single copies are free; multiple copies cost $0.25 each. For information about postage and handling costs for multiple copies, contact AGHE.


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