Aging 101: Applying Gerontology in Your Work Setting


Practical Skills for Providing Age-Friendly Services

Aging 101: Applying Gerontology in Your Work Setting (A14997)

Event ID: A14997
Info: Feb 2-9, 2019 • Sat • 9:00am-12:00pm • 2 mtgs • UHM Krauss 12 • $179 (Early Bird Special – register by 01/11/19); $199 (Regular) • Course has been approved by the State of Hawaii Workforce Development Division, ETF. For more information and to see if you qualify for funding please click here
With: Margaret A. Perkinson

With the longest life expectancy of any state, Hawai‘i has a growing need of age-friendly products, services, and environments. This two-day workshop provides a basic overview of the latest discoveries on aging and shows practical ways to work with older customers and clients.

The course also addresses how to best work with individuals who are experiencing physical and mental changes during their elderly years, simple ways to create employment and business environments that are age-friendly, best practices for improving communication with older adults, cultural differences and attitudes about old age, and how to promote successful aging.

After successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate.

Who Should Attend:

  • Healthcare and social services providers
  • Workers in tourism and hospitality serving older clients
  • Resident managers serving elderly populations
  • Architects, designers, and urban planners
  • Engineers designing age-supportive technology
  • Estate planners
  • Individuals seeking strategies to age well

When and Where:

Saturdays, February 2 & 9, 2019 • 9am-12pm Location:   Krauss Hall 12, UH Mānoa  Campus


Early registration is $179 (register by 1/11/19) Standard registration is $199

Register Now:

or call (808) 956-9249

About the Instructor:

Margaret A. Perkinson, PhD, Director of the UH Center on Aging, has been involved in

gerontological research and education for over 35 years. She is a member of Hawai‘i’s Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs (PABEA) and the Kupuna Caucus and writes a column for Generations Magazine. She is the author of Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults: Promoting Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice.


For more information please visit:  Outreach College Professional Programs