sophisticated advances in medicine are resulting in longer, healthier
lives, an aging population will bring many new challenges. To address
the myriad issues surrounding care for the elderly, Mercer County
Community College has designed a noncredit certificate program in
"Gerontology" for healthcare providers, social
workers, nursing home administrators, clergy and personal caregivers.
Offered through the college's Center for Continuing Studies, classes
meet on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
The curriculum for this spring and summer includes "Addiction
and Substance Abuse in the Aged" on May 16; "Case Management
and Navigating the Health Care System" on May 30; "Aging
and Family Care Giving" on June 13; and "Aging, Public
Policy and Society Impact" on June 27. A class called "HealthEASE"
details a program that helps those with chronic health conditions
to better manage their symptoms and make positive lifestyle changes.
It meets for six Thursdays beginning May 21, 1:30- 4 p.m., and is
open to all, including caregivers and patients.
Instructors this spring and summer include Eileen Doremus, executive
director of the Mercer County Office on Aging, Bob Cabnet of the
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Camille Bloomberg of the Mercer
County Office on Addiction Services, and Geraldine Mackenzie of
the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services.
the certificate program, students must take six required courses
and two electives, and complete a final project under a faculty
advisor. Classes may also be taken on an individual basis.
For more information or to register, visit here,
call the Center for Continuing Studies at (609) 570-3311, or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. The full catalog
of courses offered this spring and summer through MCCC's Center
for Continuing Studies is available here.