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Relationship Between Spirituality And Aging To Be Topic Of Talk At Ithaca College

Scholar and author Robert Atchley will discuss “Spirituality in Aging: Expanding the View” on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in Ithaca College’s Emerson Suites. His presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Gerontology Institute Distinguished Speaker Series.

A leading figure in the development of social gerontology in the United States over the past 30 years, Atchley has focused on the subject of how human beings develop spiritually and manifest spirituality in their lives. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including “Continuity and Adaptation in Aging: Creating Positive Experiences,” “Social Forces and Aging” and “The Sociology of Retirement.”

Atchley has served as a professor of gerontology and director of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Ohio, and as professor and chair of the gerontology department at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. From 1988 to 1990 he served as president of the American Society on Aging.

The Gerontology Institute is in the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies. For more information, contact Marilyn Kinner, Gerontology Institute outreach program coordinator, at 607-274-1967 or mkinner@ithaca.edu.




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