PGC Office Open During Flag Day

0 Commentsby   |  06.14.17  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, Announcements

PGC will be open during summer hours today, Flag Day. The U.S. Flag was established in a June 14, 1777, through resolution from the Second Continental Congress. This resolution called for a national flag and established its design.  By 1877, unofficial celebrations honoring the U.S. Flag occurred.

The Flag Code declared no other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the U.S. flag, except for state flags. The U.S. flag must be on its right according to the National Flag Day Foundation


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PGC Summer Hours

0 Commentsby   |  05.22.17  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, GERO Student Focus, PGC

PGC Summer Hours are 9:00 am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

Enjoy your summer!






Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week

0 Commentsby   |  05.15.17  |  Announcements

PGC is honored to observe May 15 in recognition of “Peace Officers Memorial Day”. This week is designated as “Police Week” to honor those peace officers who gave their lives to protect ours and to thank law enforcement officers for their dedication and service to our communities. We want to take this opportunity to thank ACU Police Chief Jimmy Ellison and his officers for the tremendous job they do in protecting and serving the ACU community!





Congratulations Graduates!

0 Commentsby   |  05.12.17  |  Announcements, GERO Student Focus

Congratulations to all ACU graduates, especially our Gerontology Students who received their Minor in Aging Studies and Certificates in Gerontology! 

graduation cap






2017 Abilene Caregiver Seminar Friday April 28, 2017

0 Commentsby   |  04.27.17  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, Announcements, PGC

2017 Abilene Caregiver Seminar -Friday, April 28, 2017

Theme: Making Your “Helping” Helpful: Strategies for Improving Care!  

Location: Southern Hills Church of Christ Fellowship Hall     

Pruett Gerontology Center is on e of the sponsors for the event from the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter

Family caregivers attend at no charge. Activity professionals and social workers needing continuing education, $35; other professionals not needing continuing education, $20. For more information call Patty Taylor at 940-767-8800.
Register on-line

Register by telephone 800-272-3900



A Video to Celebrate Our Student Photographers

0 Commentsby   |  04.24.17  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging, Intergenerational Focus

Celebrating all of our Images of Aging Photo Contest Student Photographers! Please click on the photo below to see a short video of all submissions!

I.O.A. Movie Title Card





Dr. Pruett Celebrates 25 Years of Service at ACU!

0 Commentsby   |  04.20.17  |  Uncategorized

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pruett for 25 years service at Abilene Christian University! Dr. Snider, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services presented Dr. Pruett with his service plaque at our Images of Aging Recognition luncheon earlier this week.


From left: Dr. Donnie Snider, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services and Dr. Charlie Pruett, Director of the Pruett Gerontology Center and Professor of Gerontology and Sociology.



25 Years of Service





Images of Aging 2016-2017 Photo Contest Winners Announced!

0 Commentsby   |  04.19.17  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, GERO Student Focus, Images of Aging, Intergenerational Focus

Our Images of Aging Photo Contest drew many entries in the categories of Black & White, Color, and Mobile.  This year our Mobile Category had the most submissions with 21 entries. Awards were presented yesterday at the Images of Aging Recognition Luncheon at the Williams Performing Arts Center.

Students, Please consider joining this elite group of photographers from all disciplines who appreciate the older adults in their lives and enjoy the digital photography! Faculty, please consider encouraging your students to submit a photograph to next year’s Images of Aging Contest.

All who entered are winners because they captured a moment in the lives of aging adults. Here are the photos of the  judges choices in each category.

Category: Black & White

1st Place Black and White



Runner-Up Black & White



Category: Color

1st Place Color Category


Runner up Color


Category: Mobile

1st Place Mobile




Special thanks to Donna Hester, from the Department of Theater,  for her help with our luncheon and photograph staging. For the Images of Aging Photo Contest, ACU students across campus were encouraged to take and submit photographs that included at least one person who is 60 years of age or older.  These photos are available online at our Images of Aging blog. Please check back here for the display of all photo submissions.





PGC On The Move Over Easter Weekend Presenting Research at the SSSA Conference

0 Commentsby   |  04.17.17  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, Announcements, GERO Student Focus, Intergenerational Focus, PGC, Student Research


Members of the PGC research team, led by Dr. Charlie Pruett presented original research at the Southwest Social Science Association conference in Austin, Texas over the Easter weekend.

Sessions presented included:

  • The Process of Retirement Planning Scale: An Application to Members of the Clergy, with James Knapp
  • Intergenerational Town Hall Meeting as a Learning Experience for University Students
  • Connecting the University with Community: Identification of Aging Issues from an Intergenerational Perspectives by Organizing an Intergenerational Town Hall Meeting.

The sessions were well attended and the discussions were engaging. All members of the team, Dr. & Mrs. Pruett, Emily Adams, and Helen Teague returned to Abilene safely.

Dr. Pruett and Emily Adams

Dr. Charlie Pruett and Emily Adams at the SSSA Conference in Austin, Texas, April 15, 2017







Paying Tribute to Chris Kyker April 12, 2017

0 Commentsby   |  04.13.17  |  #PGCACU. Pruett Gerontology Center, Aging In Texas, Announcements, Texas Silver-Haired Legislature

Yesterday, members of TSHL, the Senior Circle, Abilene Regional Medical Center, The Abilene Area Agency of Aging, Pruett Gerontology Center, and the Chris Kyker family gathered to honor and salute Chris on her many decades of service to Abilene, Taylor County, and the State of Texas.


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