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.

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. 

Aging Researchers Call for Inclusion, Justice, and Equality

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — joins in solidarity with the movement to condemn the entrenched racism undermining American society and promote equal rights for all.

The latest in a long history of terrible and senseless deaths of Black Americans serves as another reminder of the pervasive nature of racism in our culture and the profoundly negative impact that this has on people of color.

This is a public health crisis that must be addressed immediately. Minority groups represent the fastest growing segment of the older adult population. As a non-partisan, professional membership organization of experts in the aging field, GSA member scientists have thoroughly documented the racial health disparities experienced by people of color across the life course. These disparities extend to physical health, psychological health, and financial health. All members of society deserve the opportunity to live in safe environments and have access to quality health care.

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