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Certificate Program in Senior Housing Issues

This certificate program has been created as a joint effort between social workers who work in senior housing around the state, and the Rutgers School of Social Work, Institute for Families. It is intended to enhance the skills and knowledge of service coordinators, property managers and other building staff who work in senior citizen housing developments. The program consists of workshops taken from the various gerontology programs and workshops specifically designed for this group. Workshops will emphasize a team approach to issues relevant to staff.

Certificates of completion will be offered after each workshop and a final certificate will be awarded when all requirements have been met. Participants not seeking the certificate program are welcome to take individual workshops. 

To receive the Certificate in Senior Housing Issues, a participant attends: 

5 Required Workshops
2 Elective Workshops
9 Days in Total

Required Workshops

Aging the Human Process 
15 CE Hours

Ethical Dilemmas in Working with Older Adults 
5 CE Hours

Legal Issues and Planning for Older Adults 
5 CE Hours

Common Health Problems & Medication Use with Older Adults 
5 CE Hours

Working Together: Property Management & Social Services Staff 
5 CE Hours

Elective Workshops

For the Certificate in Senior Housing Issues, 2 electives are required to complete the certificate. Electives can be selected from the (non-required) workshops in all Gerontology programs.

 

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