Across the country, long-term care providers are experiencing a shortage of qualified and committed direct-care workers to address the needs of America's aging population. The Center for Gerontology at Western Michigan University was initiated to address that need.

With support from University and community stakeholders, the center serves as a catalyst for health-related research in aging and provides educational programs and service-learning activities that offer lifelong learning for professionals, older adults and their families.

Gerontology graduate certificate now available

This 15 credit certificate is offered fully online with options to meet with instructors and other students. The certificate was first offered in September 2015. More information is available on the Center for Gerontology website.

news and announcements

 Dr. Hahn participates in 2017 Share the Story: Scholar Talks

 Dr. Hahn, coordinator of the Center for Gerontology, recently gave an interview about - Redefining Dementia through Research – at the Spring Convocation on February 17, 2017.  To view her presentation click on the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH_4kflShP8&feature=youtu.be

 Dr. Hahn’s career has focused on aging and geriatric issues in both public and private organizations. Her research focuses on respect for older individuals in need of long-term care as well as the quality of health care.