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Lecture, information session focuses on aging

Friday, March 29, 2013

FREDERICK, Md.—Approaching and successfully managing aging is the topic of a lecture April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center at Hood College.

An information session about careers in gerontology social work will be held at 6 p.m.

Flavius Lilly, an adjunct instructor of gerontology at Hood, is the assistant vice president for academic and student affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is a current doctoral student there, focusing on social, cultural and behavioral gerontology. The talk, Do Not Go Gentle: The Science of Successful Aging, marks Careers in Aging Week.

Careers in Aging Week is an annual event intended to bring greater awareness and visibility to the wide-ranging career opportunities in aging and aging research. Universities and colleges across the world participate by sponsoring events at their schools or in their communities.

Prior to the lecture, social work and other professionals who specialize in gerontology will be available to speak about careers in geriatric mental health, policy analysis, government, individual and family therapy and long-term care.

For more information, contact Elizabeth MacDougall, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, at macdougall@hood.edu.