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The Department of Gerontology, founded in 1976, became a part of the School of Allied Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University in January 1985. The department is well-known for the quality and innovation of its programs and for the scholarship and applied expertise of its faculty. The Department of Gerontology offers a variety of degree programs based on an interdisciplinary approach using the bio-psycho-social model.

Mission:  Supporting Optimal Aging for Individuals and Communities

Click here to learn more about our partnership with Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging and Richmond's Age Wave Initiative.

What is a Gerontologist

Recent News

  • Age Wave Update
    May 21, 2015

    An update from the Greater Richmond Age Wave Readiness Coalition

  • Gerontology Team Receives Community Engagement Grant
    May 6, 2015

    Congratulations to the PALETTE in Motion partnership for receiving a Council for Community Engagement Grant! A Gero-fabulous partnership between PALETTE, VCU's Departments of Gerontology, Physical Therapy and Dance, and the School of Pharmacy.

  • AGE Virginia Awards
    Apr 23, 2015

    The VCU Department of Gerontology's AGE Virginia Awards were held on April 15th at Imperial Plaza in Richmond's Historic Bellevue Community. Read on for more information and photos!

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