About Family and Consumer Sciences

Andrew B. Crocker, M.S.
Extension Program Specialist II, Gerontology and Health

6500 Amarillo Blvd. West
Amarillo, Texas 79106
phone: 806-677-5600 ext. 664
fax: 806-677-5644
e-mail: abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu

As an Extension Specialist in Gerontology Health, Andy Crocker’s main focus is the health and well-being of the aging population in the State of Texas. His role is to support Family and Consumer Sciences county Extension agents in their outreach efforts to the elderly population in their counties. His research interests include development of web services for older adults as well as sex education and disease prevention in the older adult population.

Since joining the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in 2003, Andy has worked to develop web resources to help older adults better navigate the Web, help prevent falls in older adults, and provide information and referral to grandparents rearing their grandchildren. He is the author of a six-lesson series intended to help older adults improve their memories through the use of memory strategies, proper nutrition, and medication management.

Andy serves on a number of boards in the Amarillo area including the Senior Ambassadors’ Coalition and the Amarillo Area Breast Health Coalition. He also serves as a member of the Amarillo VA Hospital Research and Development Committee. Andy’s professional memberships include the Gerontological Society of America, the American Society on Aging, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Specialists’ Association, Epsilon Sigma Phi, and Sigma Phi Omega.

Andy Crocker holds a B.A. in Biology and an M.S. in Gerontology from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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Last updated: 9 October, 2014

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