Professionals in the field of aging work in a variety of settings including:
• Community, human services, and religious organizations
• Health care and long-term care institutions
• Federal, state, and local government agencies, including the aging network
• Retirement communities
• Academic and other educational and research settings
• Professional organizations
• Business and industry settings
Madonna University graduates are serving the community by working for senior housing, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, senior centers, community aging departments, adult day care centers, educational institutions, health care organizations. Graduates may also run their own businesses by providing services as housing managers, activity directors, facility administrators, community liaisons, marketers, care managers, service coordinators, social service workers, parish service workers, intake coordinators, and other related roles.
Professional Association Resources
A number of gerontology professions have their own websites. Peruse the links below for ideas and job leads.
AASC | American Association of Service Coordinators links residents of senior housing with services.
AIRS | Alliance of Information and Referral Systems brings people and services together by providing information about community services and referrals.
NAAP | National Association of Activity Professionals represents activity professionals in geriatric settings.
NCCAP | National Certification Council for Activity Professionals is the credentialing body for activity professionals.
NAPGCM | National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers is a team of professionals who coordinate the care of elders.
NAHMA | National Affordable Housing Management Association provides support and credentials to those who administer affordable housing, including senior housing.
Look for jobs in the Career Services Job Postings.
Other Gerontology Resources
AOA | Administration on Aging, the unit of the executive branch of the federal government that focuses specifically on aging issues
GSA | Gerontological Society of America, a membership organization oriented toward professionals
ASA | American Society on Aging, a membership organization for both professionals and consumers
NCA | National Council on Aging, a membership organization for both professionals and consumers hat advocates for the elderly
AARP | American Association of Retired Persons, a membership organization for older persons that obbies, performs research, offers programs and member services
TCSG | The Center for Social Gerontology, a training, research, and social policy organization
GAA | Global Action on Aging, an organization that consults with the United Nations on worldwide aging issues