With a focus on public affairs and diversity, Missouri State University has become a member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network. The network includes colleges and universities around the world that have: Endorsed the 10 AFU principles. This includes involving older adults in educational programs and research; promoting and supporting second career and personal … [Read more...] about Meeting the needs of students of all ages, including older adults
“One hundred percent of living humans are aging every day,” said Dr. Lisa Hall. “But did you know that 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day? By 2030, 20% of the U.S. population will be older adults.” Hall, coordinator of the gerontology program within the psychology department at Missouri State University, explains how this demographic shift is changing … [Read more...] about Changing the perception of aging
College Choice recognized Missouri State University’s gerontology degree program as number nine on a list of the 15 best gerontology bachelor’s degree programs. Ranking highlights Missouri State’s program stood out because of the option to earn a dual major in gerontology and psychology, or gerontology and sociology. It also offers quality course work in areas, such as: Mental … [Read more...] about Gerontology degree ranked top 10 in the U.S.