Careers in Aging Week

  

On Friday, April 9th the school hosted a continuing education event in collaboration with the College of Nursing, the Geriatric Department of Medicine, the Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center, and the Gerontological Society of America designed to bring together students and professionals from the community to educate and encourage career exploration in the area of aging. The event begin with a working-lunch and panel discussion. The panel consisted of professionals who specialize in geriatrics, including a nurse, social worker, and a physician. The panelists presented an overview of research regarding working with older adults, shared their own work-related experiences, and explored career opportunities in Tulsa and the surrounding communities. After the panel discussion, attendees had the opportunity to participate in the Aging Simulation Sensitivity Training (ASiST) curriculum that offers hands-on experience of performing activities of daily living with the burden of age-related vision loss, hearing loss, neuropathy, aphasia, and mobility/balance issues.

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