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American River College - Finding Rewarding Careers in Gerontology

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Our topic today is all about my alma mater: American River College in Sacramento, CA. This institution holds the distinction of being a Program of Merit with the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education.  There are only 10 colleges within United States who have qualified for Program of Merit. American River College is the only two year college to earn this prestige.  Students are able to graduate within two years and find rewarding careers in the field.  Gerontology careers include Advocacy, leadership roles in state and local government, running a Senior Facility, Interior Design, Recreation, Case Management and a multitude of other management opportunities in all sorts of businesses.  Gerontology goes beyond the caring for elderly.  Many of our students take coursework to meet the new AB 1570 training requirements for Senior facilities.

ARC gerontology department offers four scholarships and has an active student club called Wisdom Keepers.

Today our esteemed guest is Professor Karla Gustafson, American River College Gerontology Department and she is the new Department Chair.  Karla is a gerontologist, certified aging in place specialist and serves on the local Area 4 Agency on Aging.  The department also welcomes a new staff member Laurinda Reynolds who is conducting research in ageism, & stigma. 

Call in live, 929-477-1393, and learn more about this interesting and valuable field of study and talk with Professor Gustafson about the career opportunities this specialized education can offer.

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