Live Online Info Session


October 21, 2020

4:00 - 5:00 pm (PT)



Join us for Live Online Info Session about our Gerontology Course with instructor Suzanne Adams, who will answer all of your questions live. Ashton College staff will also be available to advise and answer your questions about admissions and other general questions about the course.

The Gerontology course provides an orientation to the psychological and social changes that occur through adulthood and old age. Students will be introduced to basic theoretical models, research methods, and current information on the psychology of aging. A major goal is to contrast existing myths about adult development with the best available empirical evidence to separate myths from realities. Included is a practical emphasis on measures that may be used to successfully prepare for, or adapt to, the psychological changes of aging.

Upon completion of this course the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Describe the goals, issues, and research methods used in the study of adult development.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills regarding common attitudes and perceptions about aging and old age through active participation in discussion forums and assignments.
  • Explain physical and psychological age-related changes in the sensory systems, reproductive system, and the nervous system.
  • Describe the key age-related issues involving longevity, health, and stress.
  • Analyze how mental health and normal/abnormal behavior are understood and describe the causes and treatments of the common psychological problems affecting older adults.
  • Describe age-related changes in attention, perceptual processing, memory, intelligence, and social cognition.
  • Explain the different ways of understanding personality and how personality relates to age and gender.
  • Describe the importance and challenges of the different relationships of older men and women.
  • Describe the issues and challenges of the workplace for older people, including the challenges associated with difference in ethnicity.
  • Explain the developmental process through which people perceive and experience death and loss.

We look forward to connecting with you online! To find out more about the Gerontology Course:

Meet the Instructor: Suzanne Adams

"I have had the honour of working in the human services field in different capacities for over 30 years, from assisting adults with developmental disabilities to live their lives more fully to working within classroom environments.  Teaching has been a natural progression from my passion for helping people reach their potential. In 2001, I began working in the private post-secondary arena, developing programs and instructing students. My career has been centered in the field of special needs. My roles in this field have provided me with experience and insight into the BC school system and the needs of students. I am a lifelong learner and continue to take courses, attend conventions and workshops to continue my professional development so that students always receive the best of me. I believe that an instructor is morally obligated to enter the classroom with only the highest expectations for each and every one of her students. In understanding how my students learn, I can maximize the positive benefits that naturally come along with any self-fulfilling prophecy. As a team and with dedication, perseverance and hard work, students can rise to the occasion."

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Registration is now CLOSED

Live Interactive Info Session On Zoom:
All the registered participants will get an invitation and link to join the session through email.