Each year the Gero-Ed Track holds several special events and numerous educational offerings, such as the Gero-Ed Track Kick-Off, the CSWE Gero-Ed Center/AGE-SW Hot Topic Panel, the Anita Rosen Panel Session, and a Career Center Panel on finding a job in aging.
View the 2009 Gero-Ed Track flyer (PDF) to see highlights of our 2009 APM events!
Gero-Ed Track Kick-Off
Fernando M. Torres-Gil, director of UCLA's Center for Policy Research on Aging, opened the 2009 Gero-Ed Track with a speech entitled, "Aging and Social Justice: Honoring the Past and Preparing for the Future." For a full description of this event visit the Gero-Ed Track Kick-Off Web page.
CSWE Gero-Ed Center/AGE-SW Hot Topic Panel
Building on the Gero-Ed Track theme of social justice and aging, this panel further explored aging as a social justice issue, particularly how preparing communities for our aging society is a social justice issue. The discussion also examined how communities can better prepare for our aging population.
Anita Rosen Panel Session for Best Practices in Gerontological Infusion
In order to highlight, discuss, and honor the strides that social work programs have made towards infusing gerontological content into their curricula, Anita Rosen funded the Anita Rosen Panel Session for Best Practices in Gerontological Infusion at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM)—an opportunity for faculty and BSW or MSW students to present their perspectives on preparing social work students for working with older adults. For a full description of this event visit the Anita Rosen Panel Session page.
Significant Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Work: Nancy Hooyman
CSWE presented the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Award to Nancy Hooyman, Co-Principal investigator of the CSWE Gero-Ed Center, at the 2009 APM Opening Ceremony in San Antonio.
CSWE Career Center Panel: Aging Fields High in Demand
The CSWE Gero-Ed Center hosted the CSWE Career Center Panel entitled Finding a Job: Aging Fields High in Demand. The session featured presentations from gerontological social workers with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. They discussed career options in direct practice with older adults, program management opportunities for working with elders, and what can be done with a doctorate.
Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work Reception
The annual AGESW Reception was open to everyone interested in networking with colleagues and students in gerontological social work. It presented opportunities for networking, hearing updates from partners of the Geriatric Social Work Initiative, and learning more about the winners of the 2009 CSWE Gero-Ed Center Best Practice Award.
Gero-Ed Film Festival
The 2009 Film Festival showcased The Way We Get By, a documentary that has won national and international awards. For a full description of this event visit the 2009 Gero-Ed Film Festival page.