CAREERS IN AGING
Are you considering a career in aging? There are a number of resources to help you gain more information on career opportunities, educational opportunities, and more. Here are a few resources to get you started on this exciting adventure.
If you are ready to begin looking for a job in the aging field, make sure to check out our Job Listings Page.
Ready to take the next step and get a degree or certificate in gerontology? The DHS Division of Aging Services has compiled a list of Academic and Continuing Education Programs in Georgia.
A step-by-step educational roadmap to help undergraduate and graduate students find a career in aging.
The Real Faces of Careers in Aging
Interviews with a range of professionals in the field of aging conducted by the Gerontological Society of America.
Presented by the Gerontological Society of America: What are career opportunities outside of academia? Do you want to know how to remain involved and be actively involved in gerontology research and policy outside of university institutions? Join our experts in non-academic career paths, as they discuss their experiences in diverse gerontology roles and ways to explore potential trajectories for non-academic careers in aging, offered as part of the ESPO Professional Development Webinar Series.
Free Online Training Resources
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Aging 101 for Georgia was developed and produced to provide key information about aging in Georgia. This video targets older adults and their adult children, as well as those who work with elders. It incorporates experts on topics such as nutrition and caregiving, the Director of the Georgia Division of Aging Services, and a number of elders who share their wisdom and experiences.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources for Professionals
Access free clinical practice tools, training materials, and more resources for physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals.
Alzheimer’s Association Care Training Resources
Being a caregiver doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but there are resources available to help. Use the trainings, workshops, books and DVDs on this page to gain caregiving skills and practical advice.
American Society on Aging Webinars
ASA offers webinars on a variety of topics and many of their webinars are free and available to non-members.
Our materials are designed to assist health professionals in learning about and engaging in activities of CDC’s Healthy Aging Program and The Healthy Brain Initiative to promote independence and wellbeing.
Culture Change Network Of Georgia Video Series
The Culture Change Network of Georgia (CCNG) is a group of dedicated supporters and stakeholders working as partners to promote and foster culture change to improve the quality of life for older Georgians in all settings where aging services are delivered. They have developed several short training videos on a number of topics supporting culture change.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
DEI is a current focus area of the Georgia Gerontology Society. We have compiled a list of resources on these topics for older adults.
Gerontology Resources for APRN Preceptors and Students
The goal of this Gerontology Resources for APRN Preceptors and Students toolkit is to make geriatric and gerontological content accessible to those caring for older adults. It is designed with advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) students, preceptors, and educators in mind, and it provides a single portal to comprehensive resources. The toolkit is organized by primary care topics and includes links to websites and mobile device apps in the public domain. The toolkit was developed by a group of gerontological APRNs to provide an open access practice resource for integration of geriatric knowledge for APRN clinical education, with the goal of improving the quality of health care provided to older adults.
Healthy Aging Online Series: Communicating with Older Adults
The Communicating with Older Adults learning module will enable the learner to increase awareness of common stereotypes and provide an overview of best practice competencies associated with communication with older adults.
Healthy Aging Online Series: Increasing Need to Identify and Address Geriatric Syndromes
The Increasing Need to Identify and Address Geriatric Syndromes module will enable the learner to identify and initiate interventions for managing geriatric syndromes.
Healthy Aging Online Series: Physical Activity for Older Adults
The Physical Activity for Healthy Aging learning module will increase health providers’ awareness of the benefits and recommendations regarding physical activity in older adults, dispel misconceptions and promote best practices related to physical activity across generations.
Mental Health and Aging Training Initiative (MHATI)
The Mental Health and Aging Training Initiative is set to:
- Deliver free education and training to enhance geriatric workforce development.
- Improve communication & service coordination between mental/behavioral health and long term care providers.
- Offer insight into the complex needs of older adults with behavioral health issues.
- Provide the tools and techniques for person-centered interventions via vignettes, case reviews and interactive polls.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Training
Our webinars address a wide range of issues aging professionals are facing today and serve to boost your agency’s professional and program development efforts.
NCOA offers information and resources on a number of topics for older adults, caregivers and professionals.