Eastern Michigan University

Student Organization

Gerontology Program Student Organization (GPSO)

NOTE: First meeting of the year TBA

At our first meeting of the year, we'll be talking about upcoming events and electing new officers. Come out and meet other people interested in Gerontology who are students, students working in the field, and some alumni from the program!

If you are interested in the positions of President, Vice President, Graduate Representative/Secretary, or Undergraduate Representative/Membership, please email us at chhs_gerontology@emich.edu for more information.

Some of the highlights of this meeting are:

  • Solicit ideas for our GPSO BookClub book & set a date (and a new location since Bombadill's Coffeehouse is no more).
  • Pick a GPSO fall charity event (last year we did Chore Day through Neighborhood Senior Services and raked leaves for a lovely, elderly woman in Ann Arbor).
  • Elect new officers.
  • Talk about the Annual Fall Lecture/Reception

Pass Along...

Excellent article from the New York Times about how Mick Jagger and other celebrity exceptions his age stir up feelings in the elderly that unless they are acting like that (or their grandchildren) then they aren't 'successfully' aging.

The Aging Studies Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 303 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.0077