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Research Presentations - Institute for Gerontology

Aging in America

The Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging
March 20-24, 2017, Chicago, Illinois
Aging Expectations, Attitudes and Perceptions of College Students

The Institute for Gerontology conducted a study to investigate the expectations, attitudes and perceptions of college students regarding their own aging related to their perceived leisure activity, life satisfaction, health status, socialization, housing needs and financial well-being. Correlation on aging expectations and potential gaps in relation to resources they anticipate being available and the level of personal preparedness they anticipate undertaking as they advance in age will be discussed.

Presenters: Della Ann Campbell, PhD, APN, NE-BC, CNL, Professor, School of Nursing; Manuel Ferreira, EdD, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences;  Muriel M. Shore, EdD, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing and Director, Institute for Gerontology; David Turi, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Business;  Kathleen Vito, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing, all of Felician University.


Aging in America

The Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging
March 26-29, 2018, San Francisco, California
A Cost Effective Approach to Establishing an Institute for Gerontology in a University Setting

Researchers at Felician University in New Jersey discuss the step-by-step approach to the creation of an Institute for Gerontology at the University incorporating academics, health professionals, employers, legislators, community stakeholders, older adults, and students in the process.  The IFG Business

Plan addresses creative approaches for shared funding including grants, health agencies, community partnerships, public TV and university resources. Goals and outcomes to be discussed.

Developing a successful Institute for Gerontology (IFG) in a University setting requires a steady stream of resources  including personnel. Startup costs associated with such an enterprise challenged the President of the university, with the assistance of the Office of Institutional Advancement, to develop

a short- and long-term Business Plan to support the programmatic goals established for the Institute for Gerontology to advance healthy aging. Cost effectiveness was key to moving the project forward in 2014.  The overarching goal was for the Institute for Gerontology to be self-supporting by year three of its operation.

Presenters: Manuel Ferreira, EdD, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences; Muriel M. Shore, EdD, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing and Director, Institute for Gerontology; David Turi, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Business; Kathleen Vito, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing, all of Felician University.