Research, Education & Training Resources

The Gerontology Institute has created a number of online education and training resources for a variety of audiences.  The list below describes each resource and includes a link to the online site.

Online Modules

The Gerontology Institute, through its Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center-Upstate New York grant, has created a number of online training modules on geriatric topics suitable for students or professionals.  Each module includes a narrated PowerPoint presentation along with a workbook for each topic.  

The online modules may be accessed here:

Lesson Plans on Aging Issues

The goal of the Lesson Plans on Aging Issues project is to integrate issues of aging into the social studies curriculum for grades 7 to 12. Because people in the United States are living longer and healthier lives, and the enormous baby boom generation is approaching "senior status," it is increasingly important for today's students to understand the impact of aging on individuals, families and society in the 21st century. The project:
• Offers field tested and evaluated lesson plans about aging
• Supports teachers in the project through training sessions and teaching materials
• Creates a workable model of gerontology integration in lesson plans which other school districts can use.

Read more at the project website:

Pathways to Life Quality Project

The Pathways to Life Quality project (1997-2002) was a five-year longitudinal study of residential change and adjustment in later life. This joint project of Ithaca College and Cornell University engaged a dozen faculty members and over 100 students over the course of the study. Although the link below is now a static website, other researchers may find the project's site helpful, as it offers information about the researchers and research design, and provides options for accessing the Pathways data:






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