Family Aging and the Practice of Elder Law: A Financial Gerontology Perspective

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Janice I. Farkas Wassel, Director (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Financial Gerontology is an emerging field that brings applied social gerontological education to financial services professionals. These practitioners are already well educated in their primary fields, but are seeking to add aging and gerontology to their knowledge to better understand and serve a mature or "aging" clientele. Thus, Financial Gerontology parallels the legal specialization of Elder Law. Practitioners first receive education and accreditation in the fundamentals, and then go further to acquire specialized knowledge and training. It is in this context that several propositions from applied research and education in Financial Gerontology are likely to be of value to Elder Law specialists.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Vol. 3 (1) 67-76
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
financial gerontology, gerontological education, elder law, family aging