Brown School > Academics > Master of Social Work > Older Adults and Aging Societies Concentration Brown Page Content 1Older Adults and Aging Societies Concentration This concentration prepares students to address challenges and opportunities of population aging through policy, programming, and direct practice.Students in the Older Adults and Aging Societies (OAAS) concentration develop the skills to work on the mezzo and macro levels, in areas such as advocacy, program development and evaluation. They also learn clinical skills such as biopsychosocial assessment and case management, which inform direct practice with older adults and their families. Coursework emphasizes culturally competent approaches to aging.Our graduates work in a variety of settings, nationally and internationally, in the public and private sector. Alumni work in traditional settings such as care management programs, assisted living facilities, hospitals and home health agencies. Others have pursued careers in public agencies at the local, state and federal level, overseeing home- and community-based service programs and engaging in policy advocacy. Many have pursued doctoral work.