Welcome to Gerontology at UNC Charlotte!

 
Whether you are a current or prospective student, the Gerontology program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte hopes you find our website informative.  We are proud of the quality of our current students and alumni.  Graduates of the program work in a range of positions at the national, state and regional level in long-term care, home care, adult day care and senior centers.  Program alumni hold positions such as executive director, ombudsman, social worker, counselor, senior center director and program manager, and marketing and activity director.  They work for the Gerontological Society of America, North Carolina Division on Aging, Area Agency on Aging and a range of other programs and agencies.  Several have earned doctoral degrees in Gerontology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Medicine, Public Policy and Theology. 
 
Currently, we offer an undergraduate minor, a Graduate Certificate and a Master of Arts program in Gerontology.  The program is supported by faculty from across the University who have expertise and publishing experience in a broad range of aging-related topics. Both faculty and students are actively involved in research and community projects to better understand the life-course and aging, and to improve the experience of those aging within our community and globally.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Alzheimer's Educational Conference in August 31st.  http://www.alz.org/northcarolina/in_my_community_62839.asp

Council of Aging Forum on Transitioning to Retirement at the Park Road Baptist Church.  September 9th.

Parkinson's Association Annual Symposium September 10, 2016 "Caring for You" http://www.parkinsonassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Capture5.png

Livable Communities Solutions Forum, September 20th. Mecklenburg County Government Center, 600 East 4th, Room #267.  9 to 11:00 am. Register at http://aarp.cvent.com/events/EventRsvp.aspx

Centralina Area Agency on Aging Annual Conference, September 23rd. http://centralina.org/centralinaaging/events/annual-aging-conference-2016/

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Charlotte, NC. September 24th, 9:00 am. http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2016/NC-WesternCarolina?fr_id=9139&pg=entry

Women and Alzheimer's.  A symposium on the impact of the disease as caregiver and patient.  Myers Park Methodist Church. September 29th 9 to 2 pm.  http://memorycentercharlotte.com/8485-2/

Dementia Friendly America Workshop, October 18th at The Renaissance, Wake Forest, NC. www.SING-WF.com

Mecklenburg County Kinship Conference 2016.  Friendship Missionary Baptist Church @ 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. CHARLOTTE, NC 28216 . October 20, 2016, 8-4:00 pm.

Please contact us (jmontoro@uncc.edu) if you are interested in volunteering and attending anyone of these events. 

Thank you.