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Center on Aging

Center on Aging
Kansas State University
253 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5504 fax

Gerontology Student Organization (GSO)

Wish of a Lifetime

Earl ParkerFor the 2016-2017 academic year, the K-State Gerontology Student Organization partnered with Wish of a Lifetime and helped to make Earl's dream of flying in a World War II Era fighter plane come true in May 2017. Look through the photo album of Earl's experience. 

In the previous academic year, the Gerontology Student Organization and Wish of a Lifetime helped make a special wish come true for Sue Tsosie.

Join us in 2017-2018 and help us plan for more exciting activities!

Note from the Advisor

Why this organization? Why should I become a member?

Over the years, the Center on Aging has touched the lives of many K-State students. Those students have shown unwavering dedication and commitment to the secondary major in gerontology and serving older adults. Student want the opportunity to express their passion outside of the classroom. The Kansas State University Gerontology Student Organization will serve as the perfect outlet for students to network and participate in activities with their peers who share the same interests. We would love for you to join us in our aging related adventures this year.

Fall 2017 Volunteer Opportunities and Activities

The Gerontology Student Organization will be volunteering at Stoneybrook Retirement Community (2029 Little Kitten Ave. Manhattan, KS 66503) the last Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Students will be assisting the staff with some organized group activities during these volunteer sessions. 

Thursday, August 31 @ 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 28 @ 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 30 @ 6:30 p.m.

Cerontology Club turtle mascot logo

About Us

The purpose of the Kansas State University Gerontology Student Organization shall be to foster an environment in which students and community members who are passionate about working with, and for, older adults can join together to promote successful aging, engage in intergenerational activities, and provide service opportunities to an aging population.

If you are interested in joining our activities, please email your contact information to geronclub@k-state.edu. This club is open to all K-State students on the Manhattan and Salina Campuses as well as faculty, staff, and community members. We invite all generations to be a part of this organization.


Myrtle the Turtle, Mascot
Myrtle, Gerontology Club turtle mascot

Staff Advisors

Sally Hodges, Graduate Research Assistant

Katie Sigman, Instructor