Program Director, Adjunct Instructor
Gerontology (M.A.), Graduate School
Started at Bethel
- College of St. Scholastica - B.A. in Social Work, 1998
- Bethel University - M.A. in Gerontology, 2007
Areas of expertise
Social gerontology and aging policy.
Zimmerman has over 20 years of experience in the field of aging. Currently, she is the information and assistance director of the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, serving the 7-county metropolitan region. Prior to joining the MAAA in 2000, Zimmerman was the director of social service at Augustana Chapel View, a nursing facility in Hopkins, Minn. Throughout her career, Zimmerman has led initiatives that enhance the lives of older adults by providing services that preserve independence, promote self-determination, and ensure dignity and quality of life.