The Institute on Aging (IOA) and the Gerontology Association of Portland State University (GAPSU) are hosting their annual Careers in Aging Week panel discussion. This year's theme is "Careers Promoting Healthy Aging," and the speakers will discuss their work, offer suggestions for pursuing similar career paths, and reflect on the future of careers in gerontology. The panelists offer a variety of perspectives:
Bob Scarfo, PhD - Landscape architect with a doctorate in Social Geography who practices under Aging in Place Design in Spokane, Washington.
Teresia Hazen, M.Ed., HTR, QMHP - Coordinator of Legacy Therapeutic Gardens & Horticultural Therapy program who focuses on therapeutic horticulture and senior living.
Jessica McLaren - Program associate with Experience Corps, a mentor program through which older adults work with elementary school children.
Sue Scott, MS - Exercise consultant, balance specialist and active living consultant. Through her company Renewable Fitness she focuses on bettering the health and well-being of seniors.
Careers in Aging Week
Wednesday, April 7 9:00-10:30am
Parsons Gallery, 2nd floor, Urban Center Building
This is a free event.