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The 2017 Gero-Ed Track, supported by the CSWE Gero-Ed Center and the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work, is one of 40 tracks at the 2017 CSWE Annual Program Meeting, which will be held in Dallas, Texas, October 19–22, 2017, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

2017 Gero-Ed Track Kick-Off Panel: 
Intergenerational Relationships: A Tool to Closing the Health Gap
Friday, October 20, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Dallas Ballroom A-2, Conference Center, 1st Floor

Evidence suggests that intergenerational relationships developed through avenues such as caregiving, multigenerational households, mentoring, and volunteering can have a positive and significant impact on individual health.  Such relationships are important tools in addressing two of the Social Work Grand Challenges: Ensuring Healthy Development for All Youths and Closing the Health Gap.  Moderator Robin Bonifas (Arizona State University) and panelists Stacey Kolomer (University of North Carolina-Wilmington), Victoria Rizzo (Binghamton University), Sara Sanders (University of Iowa), and Cheryl Waites (Wayne State University) will discuss aspects of intergenerational relationships to address these important Grand Challenges.

Gero-Ed Track Meeting
Friday, October 20, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Dallas Ballroom A-2, Conference Center, 1st Floor

Please join us for networking opportunities with colleagues interested in social work education in gerontology; track co-chairs, Robin Bonifas (Arizona State University) and Victoria Rizzo (Binghamton University), will share information on opportunities to publish in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work and recognize the top gero-ed abstracts submitted for presentation at APM.