Engaging in Life
Gerontology is a general term that defines the study of the many aspects of aging. While biogerontologists research how and why people age, social gerontologists study the quality of life of the elderly, and how they adjust to the changes in their lives, and how community services meet their needs. They work with community centers, senior care facilities, residential homes, and individuals, designing programs to meet the needs of the aging population.
As advocates for older adults, social gerontologists raise awareness, through articles, books, workshops, presentations,
and speeches, of the concerns of today’s generation of seniors, clearing away common stereotypes about aging that no longer apply and suggesting creative and advanced approaches to mature living.
Social gerontologists develop programs and events designed to engage seniors in meaningful activities that enhance the quality of their lives, improving physical and mental health, and emotional well-being, such as senior theater groups, storytelling groups, Tai Chi, yoga, art, and other activities that engage creative thinking or encourage communication and interaction between people of different generations.
Corporations and service organizations employ gerontologists to evaluate their programs to ensure that they are providing the right goods and services to meet the changing needs of older adults. Now that the Baby Boom Generation is entering the age of maturity, many facilities and organizations are revamping outdated institutional approaches to senior care and responding with creative solutions to the coming challenges of increased demand for quality services.
Irene works as an independent contractor, with individuals at assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and senior centers utilizing aspects of:
With the additional qualifications of transition specialist and Certified Life Coach, Irene also works with individuals by counseling and advising, helping them adjust to the changes associated with modern mature life.
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Irene M. Teesdale, CLC
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last modified August 2011
"We think too seriously about that which is trivial
and confuse simplicity of thought with simple-mindedness."
Improving the quality of life for mature adults