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Social Work with Older Adults & Families



This research guide was designed to help you get started with research related to issues that impact older adults and your families. It includes reference books to get you started, journal databases, and selected websites.


Two smiling older adults

Welcome! This guide was designed to help you get started with research on older adults and families. Please see my contact information in the box on the right and feel free to reach out to me if I can help you with any aspect of your research.


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Cover art for the documentary Gen Silent



Gen Silent is a moving documentary film exploring the unique struggles of LGBT older adults.

Find it in the Social Work Library! 

Call Number: HQ76.27.O44 G46 2011 



Cover art for the TV show 30 Days


The first season of filmmaker/provocateur Morgan Spurlock's "30 Days," a television program in which average Americans choose to live a different lifestyle for 30 days in order to better understand different cultures.  Episode 2 ("Anti-Aging") features perspectives related to aging in America.

Find it in the Social Work Library! 

Call Number: PN1992.77 .A13 2006 

Social Work Librarian

Adam Williams
McGuinn Hall, 038
Subjects:Social Work



For our Offsite Students

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