BUILDING A GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIAL WORK WORKFORCE

An important online event that addressed the need for a robust gerontological social work workforce was held on Monday, May 9, 2022. The event was co-sponsored by the Social Work Section of the NY Academy of Medicine and the Helen Rehr Center for Social Work Practice.

The anticipated growth in the aging population – particularly those over the age of 85 – will require a commensurate increase in the services provided by social workers. A distinguished panel of social work leaders in academia, research, and direct services shown here discussed the challenges facing the profession and the steps that must be taken.