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WIU Marking Careers in Aging Week

April 3, 2017

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MACOMB, IL - Western Illinois University will celebrate Careers in Aging Week Monday-Friday, April 4-6.

Events scheduled as part of the commemoration include:

• Tuesday, April 4, 3:30 p.m. in Morgan Hall 101B – "Pathways to Careers in Aging: A Perspective on the Aging Service Network in Illinois," by speaker John K. Holton, former director of the Illinois Department on Aging, associate professor of gerontology and director for the Center for Gerontology at Concordia University in Chicago.

• Wednesday, April 5, 3:30 p.m. in Waggoner Hall 171 – "Pathways to Careers in Aging: Student Narratives of Aging and Living a Long Life, featuring student speakers from WIU's Aging Studies 200 class. Several students will tell stories of aging and how it influences their career path.

• Thursday, April 6, 3:30 p.m. in Morgan Hall, 101B – "Pathways to Careers in Aging: Networking for a Career in Aging," which will include practical advice to the novice and somewhat experienced career seeker.

The event is sponsored by The Elms nursing home, Wesley Village and the Everly House independent senior living.

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