BU observes Career in Aging Week

For Immediate Release:  March 25, 2016

BLOOMSBURG — The documentary, “When Did I Get Old? Reflections on Aging Today,” will be shown Friday, April 8, at 5 p.m. in Bloomsburg University’s Greenly Center, 50 E. Main St. The film screening, open to the public free of charge, is part of BU’s observance of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s (AGHE) Career in Aging Week.

The film, produced by WFYI, Indianapolis, explores what individuals and communities can do to help minimize rough spots in the aging process, maximize opportunities for older individuals, and make communities more elder-friendly. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the film and how the local community can best meet the needs of its older residents.

Also planned is Advocacy, Connections and Empowerment for Older Adults, a career and community expo on Thursday, April 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Monty’s. Offered in conjunction with the BU’s aging studies and gerontology minor, the career expo is an opportunity for BU students to network with professionals who work directly to meet the needs of older adults.

Career in Aging Week promotes the range of career opportunities in aging and aging research. AGHE is the educational unit of the Gerontological Society of America.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.