Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

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GEY2000 - Gerontology (AA)

Credits/Clock Hours:
3 credits (3 lecture hours)

Description:
A practical human services approach to gerontology for the beginning professional. This study of aging includes psychological, sociological and biological factors related to the process of growing old. Special emphasis is placed on demography, income, employment, physical health, mental health, housing, transportation, and criminal victimization. Also included are the Older Americans Act, the Area Councils on Aging and Multi-purpose Human Services Resources (local, state and national). The course is designed to meet the needs of those already working in the field who are seeking increased knowledge and skills, as well as more positive attitudes. It is also for the beginner in the field of human services.

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