Newnan native's article published in journal

alt

Jane Skinner

A scholarly article by Newnan native Jane Skinner has been published in The Journal of Housing For the Elderly.

“Retirement Communities: We Know What They Are … or Do We?” by Dr. Anne P. Glass and Skinner was published in the most recent issue of the journal. The article offers a definition of retirement communities and looks at such issues as housing units, boundaries, services and leisure amenities, age restrictions, voluntary relocation and shared space.

The article also delineates the variety of types of retirement communities and addresses current and future challenges facing them.

Glass is associate professor and associate director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia in Athens. She and Skinner worked on the paper when Skinner was a graduate student and a gerontology institute intern at UGA.

While Skinner was a student at UGA in 2009, she and Glass presented “Housing Options for Older Adults: A 20-Year Review” at the annual Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Skinner was the valedictorian of the 2003 class of Newnan High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology – graduating Phi Beta Kappa – from Vassar College in 2007. She also holds a master of arts degree in social work and a gerontology certificate from UGA.

A resident of San Jose, Calif., Skinner is adult programs coordinator at Peninsula Jewish Community Center in Foster City, Calif.

She is the daughter of Lynn and Winston Skinner of Newnan and the granddaughter of Sara Jane and Walter Skinner of Moreland.




More Education

Teacher in Focus: Scott Zachry

Scott Zachry teaches ninth grade social studies at Northgate High School. This year is his first at NGHS, but his 18th teaching in Coweta Co ... Read More


Education Briefs

Mays honored with membership into the International Dean’s List Society Starlet Shante’ Mays has been honored with membership in ... Read More


Welch Elementary School holds Aviation Day

Earlier this month, kindergarten students at Welch Elementary School experienced an extension of their career education program during Welch ... Read More


Teacher in Focus: Robin Travis

Robin Travis teaches second grade at Arbor Springs Elementary School. She has been teaching for 14 years. Why did you become a teacher?  ... Read More


Jones new principal of Winston Dowdell Academy

Kevin Jones has started the new school year as principal of Winston Dowdell Academy, the school system’s high school alternative schoo ... Read More

CEC offers health responder classes to its students

Learning how to extricate an injured motorist from a car accident may not seem like traditional high school curriculum, but for team members ... Read More