Topics in Gerontology: Financial Issues of Aging

Date Published: 
April 22, 2015

First Summer Session

  • GRNT 4050-002 CRN: 31086
  • GRNT 5050-002 CRN: 31088

Instructor: Dr. Judith E. Walsh

Dr. Judith Walsh will be teaching a new 5-week "topics" course within the Gerontology Program entitled Financial Issues of Aging (GRNT 4050/5050) which will be of interest to graduate students in the Gerontology program, as well as undergraduates who have declared a minor in Gerontology.

This hybrid class combines a once-weekly in-class discussion with on-line study. It examines the financial topics that pose potential risks to productive aging, such as the healthcare costs of chronic illness, support for long-term living arrangements, and employment/retirement issues.  We will explore each theme through a multifaceted approach to see how existing health and social policies affect the lives of older people and their families, the care-giving industry, and society as a whole.  Although it focuses on the United States, we will make comparisons to meaningful policies of other countries as well.

Summary: 
This hybrid class combines a once-weekly in-class discussion with on-line study. It examines the financial topics that pose potential risks to productive aging, such as the healthcare costs of chronic illness, support for long-term living arrangements, and employment/retirement issues