Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Hosts Talk On Caring For Caregivers

ITHACA, NY — “The Long-Term Benefits of Counseling and Education for Family Caregivers” will be the topic of a talk at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 19. The presentation by William Haley, a professor in the School of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida, is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Textor 102. It is free and open to the public.

Haley is serving as the spring 2009 visiting scholar at the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. He is director of the Education and Information Core of the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, where his research focuses on the stress experienced by family caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and terminal illness. This includes attention to racial/ethnic variation in the caregiving experience, and the evaluation of interventions to help caregivers adapt successfully to the long-term strain of caring for relatives with serious illness.

A fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and American Psychological Association, Haley currently serves on the editorial boards of “Research on Aging,” “Aging & Mental Health” and “Clinical Gerontologist,” among other journals. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

A program of the Ithaca College Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, the Gerontology Institute promotes and supports research, curriculum development, community education and community service activities in gerontology. For more information, contact outreach program coordinator Marilyn Kinner at or 607-274-1967.

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