The purpose of the Aging Initiative is to:

  • develop a statewide plan to build gerontological social work training and education capacity,
  • increase the number of students who select to study and practice gerontological social work,
  • enhance the diversity of the workforce serving older adults in California, and
  • improve client outcomes by creating a work force of well-trained and culturally competent social workers.

The Aging Initiative Committee consists of key stakeholders representing the academic community and providers from the public and private sectors serving older adults and adults with disabilities.

Mission and Goals

The overarching mission of the CalSWEC Aging Initiative is the development of a well-trained and culturally diverse workforce to meet the needs of older Californians and their families. 

Curriculum and Training Resources

 A library of comprehensive gerontology and aging curricululum and training resources can be found here.

Careers in Aging

Explore the field of gerontological social work, including videosfinancial aid information, and other useful resources.

2014 Aging Initiative Summit

Recordings and resources from the February 5, 2014, Aging Summit can be found here.

2012 Aging Initiative Summit

Recordings and resources from the September 19, 2012, Aging Summit can be found here.

Aging Initiative E-Newsletter

The CalSWEC Aging Initiative Newsletter features a collection of bite-sized tasty morsels related to gero-social work and beyond.