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New Gerontology Institute created at Holy Cross College

New Gerontology Institute created at Holy Cross College

Explosive Growth of Gerontology Consortium of Michiana Demands creation of new institute

South Bend-The Gerontology Consortium of Michiana has grown to include over 100 organizations and individuals whose focus is on the local senior community. The growth has enabled the consortium to partner with and become an institute of Holy Cross College: Michiana Gerontology Institute (MGI).  This partnership with Holy Cross College combines the consortium's grass roots approach and expertise and the college's resources.  This partnership also emphasizes the dual mission of the Brothers of Holy Cross by serving education and elderly care, as seen with the creation of a new Gerontology minor of study and in its Holy Cross Village.  Although closely associated with the college, MGI is a solely independent organization.

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. a ribbon cutting will take place at Holy Cross College in the Vincent Hall Atrium.  Attendance is open to all who may be interested: professionals in the field of gerontology; individuals and companies that provide services or housing for the elderly; individuals who are concerned about the wellbeing of their friends or relatives; those who are simply curious. For more information contact Pat Adams by phone (574-239-8364) or email (padams@hcc-nd-edu)

About Michiana Gerontology Institute (MGI)

Michiana Gerontology Institute is comprised of organizations and individuals which provide education and services to the senior community.  Members include healthcare, higher education, law, local government and senior living facilities. Through collaboration between existing services and an annual conference on aging, the institute will inform and educate our community on the growing population of seniors.

About Holy Cross College

Holy Cross College is a Catholic, four-year, co-educational, liberal arts institution founded in 1966 by the Brothers of Holy Cross.  With a 13:1 faculty/student ratio, students find personal attention from professors who care about their success and development in mind, body, and spirit. The Four Pillars of the core curriculum include a professional internship, service to others, a global perspective experience, and a senior Capstone presentation which summarizes and synthesizes each student's learning. Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, Holy Cross College provides the best of both worlds: a close-knit, small college atmosphere with the resources and social opportunities of a large university.