Linda Mertz

Works on care giving issues and training social workers to aid older adults

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Linda Mertz

Coordinator
School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare

Expertise:
Aging; social work; caregiving; social work education and field learning; community partnerships

Campus phone: (518) 442-5327
Campus email: lmertz@albany.edu

Biography:

Linda Mertz is the coordinator of UAlbany's Internships in Aging Project, one of several model programs in the nation for training social workers to work with older adults.

Her interests include gerontology, especially caregiving; wellness; intergenerational programming; mental health; and community building.