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

Back to School

Registration open in advance of schools' Aug. 7 start

The 2015-2016 Coweta County School school year will start on Friday, Aug. 7. To register their children before the start of the school year, ... Read More


Back to School

New technology awaits Coweta students

The Coweta County School System will be implementing year two of its three year technology plan this school year. For the 2015-2016 school y ... Read More


Back to School

Coweta County School System Directory

Coweta County School System P.O. Box 280 Newnan, GA 30264 770-254-2800 www.cowetaschools.org @cowetaschools Coweta County Board of Education ... Read More


Back to school

Transportation safety urged as students return

As the first day of school approaches for Coweta County students on Friday, Aug. 7, school officials and the school system’s transport ... Read More


After school program registration Aug. 5-6

The Coweta County elementary school After-School Program (ASP) is a fee-based, space-available program offered to pre-k through fifth grade ... Read More

Madras Middle School Honors Day 2015

Madras Middle School (MMS) held its annual honors day ceremony before the end of the 2014-2015 school year. The awards presented were given ... Read More