Overview

Overview

Looking for a meaningful career in human services? Do you care about older adults in your life and community? If so, then you want to be part of the dynamic and growing field of gerontology.

Combining theory with practice, you will gain specialized knowledge and skills to work with individuals, families and communities to promote health and resilience throughout the aging process. This interdisciplinary program will prepare you for employment in the field of gerontology within a wide range of service settings such as: health and wellness, education, recreation, community support, advocacy, residential and palliative care. The gerontology service sector has expressed resounding support for the program and hiring graduates in the future.

The program is structured for full-time studies, although exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for students to complete the program on a part-time basis or to enrol in individual courses with permission of the Program Coordinator.

"The proportion of the population aged over 65 is growing. The expectations and needs of older adults evolve as medical advances prolong their lives, as they work more years, and as they play different roles in families and communities. In view of this, there will be increased pressure for services that are attuned to the interests of and changing needs for support among older adults. This in turn means that there will be more employment opportunities for people who know how to respond flexibly to the astonishing variety of seniors in our complex society. For that reason, I support the Gerontology Program at Langara College."

-Stuart Alcock, President, 411 Seniors Centre Society

Photography by Beryl Woodrow, Frieda Gladue, and Pixabay.com

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