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Saturday, June 12, 2010

TISS Diploma in Gerontology (Work with Older Adults) 2010: Creating a professional cadre to work for Elderly


THE ELDERLY DESERVE BETTER

Let us join hands to create a professional cadre of workers to provide services for Senior Citizens.

Centre for Lifelong Learning TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES is offering a Diploma in Gerontology (Work with Older Adults) Starting from 18th June, 2010.
The one year course will be offered on Fridays (5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.) on Saturdays (10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)


The dates for the applications are extended till July 1, 2010.

The Programme is for graduate adult learners above the age of 25 years and is certified by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

- Special fee and preference for those above 55 years.
- Detailed information and the application form can be downloaded from the website: www.tiss.edu


For further details, please contact:

Section Officer – Short Term Programmes
Tel: 2552 5000 (General)
2552 5252 / 2552 5253 (Direct)
E-mail: stp@tiss.edu / cll.tiss@tiss.edu

For more info on syllabus: http://silverinnings.blogspot.com/2010/04/one-year-diploma-in-gerontology-2010-11.html



A Concept Note on the Study of Older Adults (Gerontology)


Gerontology is a study of late Adulthood and of Older Adults as a special group. Gerontologists are concerned with understanding the many aspects of ageing right from cellular processes involved in improving quality of life of older people. An interdisciplinary approach is not only appropriate but necessary, given the complex health and mental health, social and economic concerns of Older Adults.

In 1989, sociologist and demographer, Alfred Savvy said that “The 21st century will be the century of ageing of mankind”. The elderly population in India is second largest in the world (Approx. 90 million), next only to China.

Throughout the 20th century, the proportion of people aged over 60 has increased in all countries of the world. This is also referred to as population ageing. Population ageing all over the world is the result of human victory over death and diseases as well as unwanted child bearing. According to the World Bank, due to improvement in mortality figures and decline in fertility levels, in the 20th century, Older population across major regions of the world except Africa has been growing at a rate faster than ever before. It is only since the last century that a sizable proportion of population has survived to experience old age. This extension of life has the potential to enrich society provided the wisdom and experience of Older Adults is integrated into life and living. As a consequence, in our time Ageing has become an important issue.

India, with a great deal of heterogeneity and diversity, has to face the challenge of ensuring that needs of Older Adults are adequately met especially with reference to their: health and nutrition; work and finance; security; property and housing; sensitization of family and community towards elderly issues; protection from neglect, violence and destitution (elder abuse); self-fulfillment; death with dignity. It is necessary that these are fulfilled as rights and not as charity.


Centre for Lifelong Learning
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Website: www.tiss.edu
Blog: http://www.centreforlifelonglearningtiss.blogspot.com

3 comments:

Pallavi said...

Dear All,

The session for 2010-11 begins on July 9, 2010 as the date of recieving applications have been extended to July 1, 2010.

Thanks and regards
Pallavi
Asst. professor
Centre for Lifelong Learning
TISS

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