Iowa Consortium of Aging Programs (ICAP)

The ISU Gerontology Program partners with other aging programs across the state to strengthen our respective educational offerings and pursue collaborative research projects. The Iowa Consortium of Aging Programs (ICAP) was created to strengthen gerontology training and education within our state to best prepare students to work with aging individuals, families, and communities across Iowa and beyond.

Why study aging?

gerontology-videoICAP partners and the Iowa Gerontological Society teamed up to offer this video offering students advice on the study of and careers in video on careers and vocations in gerontology.

Students from several Iowa schools — Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, and Des Moines Area Community College — share advice and insights about the study of gerontology, rewarding and diverse career options, and job security well into the future.

Conferences on rural aging

Collaborating institutions have joined together to offer a series of Rural Aging Conferences that focus on the unique challenges and needs facing rural older adults and bridge science and practice.

The next conference is expected in 2015.