Ohio Scholars in Aging Program provides opportunities, experience for future leaders

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) has partnered with the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) to create the Ohio Scholars in Aging program. The program is for students who are enrolled in an internship or practicum that involves older adults or their caregivers. The program links students' hands-on experience to aging-related policy at the state level, while providing scholars the opportunity to establish career-long professional contacts and gain valuable career knowledge and skills in the field of aging.

The Ohio Scholars in Aging Program cultivates future decision-makers and designers of aging services in Ohio, while ensuring that Ohio communities and businesses design and implement solutions that address the issues, opportunities, and impact of an aging population. Five students are currently participating in the program. Click here to learn more.

"These students are the future leaders in the field of gerontology, they will help Ohio prepare and build a responsive statewide infrastructure for our aging population, while providing valuable support and advocacy for our elders," said Bonnie K. Burman, Sc.D., director of the Ohio Department of Aging.

ODA and OAGE are accepting applications for the summer 2015 Ohio Scholars in Aging Program through May 8, 2015. Learn how to apply.