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Gerontology students at York College work with senior citizens using iPads.

Behavioral Science Department Projects

  • Living in a local nursing home: A conference presentation

    Southern Gerontological Society

    Crystal Bastress (Poe) '12 lived for three days in a local nursing home. As part of a study exploring life in a nursing home, Crystal was admitted to The Village at Sprenkle Drive Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, York, Pa. She presented about her experience at the Southern Gerontological Society's 2012 annual meeting. She is pictured (right) with Kelly Niles-Yokum, assistant professor of gerontology.

  • Community Service

    This I Believe

    Students in the Ethical Aspects of Aging class recently participated in This I Believe, a project that allows students and their older partners to explore their core beliefs and their personal philosophy of life in an environment of shared creativity. The students are pictured with their partners during the final session at Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community, York, Pa.

  • iPads for Seniors

    Gerontology students at York College work with senior citizens in an iPads for Seniors project.

    Students and seniors exchange knowledge and understanding through person-centered iPad activities.  Mobile technology becomes the vehicle for impactful, intergenerational experiences. See more about it at or on Human Services.


Contact Us
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Mary Ligon, Ph.D., Chair
Appell Life Sciences, Room 356
Phone: 717.815.6646
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cheryl A. Smith
Administrative Assistant
Appell Life Sciences, Room 355

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