Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center
FLGEC Training Opportunities:
- “Sorting Out the 3 “D’s”: Delirium, Dementia, Depression” A Workshop for Nurses and other health professionals. Presenter: Kay Viggiani, MS RN CS.
This workshop will help the professional learn how to sort through the subtle differences of the 3 D’s to help improve the older patient’s quality of life.
Upon completion of the program the participant will be able to:
1. Unravel the differences between dementia, delirium, and depression.
2. Identify and implement appropriate MSE (mental status exam) assessment tools.
3. Recognize and implement basic nursing interventions.
20th Annual Conference on Depression: "What We Are Learning About Treatment and Recovery in the 21st Century" -- Friday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m.
Tompkins County Public Library, Borg Warner Room (registration at 8:30 a.m.)Keynote: "Depression: Are We Doing All We Can?"
Henry D. Gerson, MD, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Cayuga Medical Center
The conference is free and open to the public; registration is appreciated. For information and to register contact David Bulkley, The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County, 607.273.9250. To request an American Sign Language Interpreter or an accommodation for a disability, contact Larry Roberts, Finger Lakes Independence Center, 607.272.2433; call by 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 12.
FLGEC at Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services
Family and Children's Service of Ithaca
Finger Lakes Independence Center
The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service
Tompkins County Mental Health Department
Tompkins County Office for the Aging
Tompkins County Public Library
The Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center of Upstate New York (FLGEC-UNY) is one of 45 currently-funded geriatric education centers in the nation. FLGEC's mission is to improve the health care delivered to older adults through enhanced geriatric education of health and allied health professionals. The members of this consortium include public and private health training programs in upstate New York anchored by the University of Rochester Medical Center. Besides the URMC and Ithaca College, other members include:
- SUNY Brockport, Center for Excellence in Gerontological Social Work
- New York Chiropractic College
- St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
The consortium approach capitalizes on the unique resources of the partnering institutions and acknowledges that a credible regional geriatric education effort surpasses the capability of any single institution. As an FLGEC member, Ithaca College's project focus is to provide training to professionals in rural central and western New York state. The IC Gerontology Institute works with community partners in the rural areas to identify training gaps and to plan and implement accessible and affordable training programs.