What is the Gerontology Institute?

Ithaca College established the Gerontology Institute in 1992 to serve as a campus and community resource that promotes and supports research, curriculum development, community education, and community service activities.

A message from the director

Dear Friends-

Older adults are at higher risk of severe illness from the COVID-19 virus. Here is a selection of web resources for teaching and learning about the needs of older adults and their families.

In the coming days and weeks, we will be expanding our COVID-19 website and working with local, regional and campus partners on solutions to combat social isolation. We are planning projects and activities that will connect people virtually and by telephone. If you have ideas or want to let us know what is working for you now, please get in touch (icgi@ithaca.edu). We’d love to hear from you. Be safe and be well.”

– Barbara Ganzel, Director, Ithaca College Gerontology Institute

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Our Mission

We provide high quality education to students and professionals, empowering them to positively impact the lives of older people. We offer programming for the public, as well as training for professionals in health and aging services through a number of collaborative, internally- and grant-funded initiatives.

The Institute also administers the Ithaca College Aging Studies major and minor for undergraduates and the Longview Partnership. Our students benefit from experiential learning opportunities and a close knit group of faculty and staff who are passionate about the work they do.