Asnuntuck Celebrates Partnership with “Senior Views”

 
Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) has partnered with Enfield Public Television’s new monthly show “Senior Views” for a giveaway. The July episode discusses the topic of senior isolation. Enfield Legal Services sponsored the episode and donated two facial gift certificates for the Spa at Asnuntuck Community College. In support of the program’s mission to engage seniors and to make them aware of community activities, Asnuntuck Community College is donating an additional two facials for the drawing. Certificates may be redeemed when the college is running its esthetician clinic. Anyone can enter the contest but gift certificates are to be used or giften to seniors age 65 or older. To enter text "Isolated" to (860) 692-2903 before August 1st or visit "Senior Views" on Facebook. Catherine E. Williamson, MS, CDP, host of “Senior Views” is hoping that the television program and this activity will engage seniors in the community and provide an inter-generational collaboration with students enrolled in ACC’s esthetician program. “This will help the students at Asnuntuck hone their technical career skills and help some seniors at the same time.” The host added, “Maybe young people will get a different impression of seniors.” She added, “They may even find a niche in working with this specialized population.” The senior isolation episode on “Senior Views” with guest Dr. Sri Conjeevaram, will air on Cox’s PATV 15 on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. throughout the month of July. To learn more about ACC’s Esthetician Program or ACC’s Spa call the Continuing Education Division, 860.253.3034 (Sue Champagne) or 860.253.3066 (Jessica Poirier). For those wishing to learn more about the senior population Asnuntuck Community College offers a certificate in Gerontology. As the population continues to live longer, a background in gerontology is very important for people in all careers. Understanding the needs of an aging population is important and valued by many employers. Students can earn a certificate in this field after completing just nine courses. Full-time students can complete the program in one year’s time. Courses run fall, winter, spring and summer. Students can attend full or part-time. Classes for the fall begin at Asnuntuck on August 29th. “Introduction to Gerontology” will be offered on-line this fall. Interested in exploring this field? Have questions, need more information? Contact Human Services Coordinator Carol LaLiberte at claliberte@asnuntuck.edu or call (860) 253-3187.