Gerontology at CCSU 

Message from the Coordinator - Summer 2017


It has been an exciting year for Gerontology at CCSU! In April, we initiated five new members into the CCSU Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society. We also collaborated with CCSU’s Office of Continuing Education, AARP, Borrow My Glasses, CT State Department on Aging, and NCAAA to host our biggest Careers in Aging Week event yet #DisruptAging – A Conversation Across Professions, Perspectives, and Generations. Our most exciting news is that CCSU is the first university in Connecticut to become a member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network by adopting the 10 AFU principles that reflect efforts to make institutions of higher education more age-friendly to better serve the diverse needs of an aging population. We have also just launched our new Graduate Certificate in Gerontology program and are now accepting applications for Fall 2017! I welcome you to explore our website for more details on our programs and events. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our gerontology faculty to learn more about gerontology at CCSU!

Carrie Andreoletti, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Gerontology

Why study gerontology?

The U.S. Department of Labor has identified careers in aging as a high-growth industry. Connecticut has the 7th oldest population in the nation, and by 2030, people over the age of 60 are expected to make up 26% of our state’s population. This translates into a growing demand for professionals who understand the opportunities, concerns, and needs associated with our aging population.

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