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Workshop on Rural Aging Offered by Ithaca College Gerontology Institute

ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute will present the last of its three spring workshops on Wednesday, April 24, at the Country Inn & Suites, 1100 Danby Road. Running from 2 to 4:30 p.m., the presentation is entitled “Rural Aging in 21st-Century America.”

The registration fee for this continuing professional education opportunity is $25 ($15 for retired people). Ithaca College faculty and students may attend at no charge but must still register.

For more information and to register, go to www.ithaca.edu/agingworkshops or contact the Gerontology Institute at (607) 274-1607.

The workshop presenters are from the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University: Nina Glasgow (senior research associate), David L. Brown (chair) and Douglas T. Gurak (professor). They will examine the sociological, demographic and geographic aspects of aging in rural and nonmetropolitan areas of the United States, with emphasis on upstate New York. The presenters will share insights from their newly published book, “Rural Aging in 21st Century America.”

“Studying rural aging lets us know the factors causing high concentrations of older people in rural areas,” Glasgow said. “It also helps us understand rural retirement destinations and the consequences for older in-movers as well as the changing diversity of the older rural population due to immigration of older people from abroad.”

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Denise Wells, outreach and engagement coordinator, at (607) 274-1607 or dwells@ithaca.edu. Requests for accommodations should be made as soon as possible.



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