geronto-

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geronto-

(word root) old age
Examples of words with the root geronto-: gerontology
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geronto-

or geront-
pref.
Old age; aged one: gerontology.

[French géronto-, from Greek geronta-, from gerōn, geront-, old man; see gerə- in Indo-European roots.]
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geronto-

or before a vowel

geront-

combining form
indicating old age: gerontology; gerontophilia.
[from Greek gerōn, geront- old man]
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geronto-

a combining form meaning “old age”: gerontology.
[< Greek, comb. form representing gérōn, s. geront- old man]
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Hartford Foundation, a foundation that has provided nearly $27 million in funding of the Geriatric Social Work Initiative (GSWI); this includes the Hartford Faculty Scholars, Doctoral Fellows, the Practicum Partnership Project (PPP), the Council on Social Work Education's Strengthening Aging and Gerontological Education in Social Work Project (CSWE SAGE-SW), the Geriatric Enrichment in Social Work Education Project (GeroRich), and most recently, the CSWE National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education (Gero-Ed Center).
In fact, the difficulty of recruiting students to specialize in aging is a primary rationale for the infusion model used by the CSWE SAGE-SW and GeroRich Programs and the current implementation of gerontological competencies by the CSWE Gero-ED Center and the New York Academy of Medicine's PPP.
New generations of faculty leaders are emerging through the Hartford Scholars and Fellows programs, mentors for the Gero-Ed Center's CDIs, and the leadership of the Association for Gerontological Education in Social Work (AGE-SW), the Aging Committee of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, and the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD) Task Force on Aging.