Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center

Rural Training Needs Survey

The need for training on aging is particularly acute in rural areas, which not only face shortages of health care services and specialists, but also contain higher percentages of older adults than urban areas. With the assistance of the FLGEC, the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute undertook an online survey and stakeholder interviews in 2013 to gauge current interest in gerontology and geriatric training programs among health and social service professionals in rural western and central New York. Secondary goals included identifying stakeholders' perceptions about specific training needs, and building relationships with potential community partners with whom we might collaborate to develop and implement future training. View the report here.

If you are interested in more details, please contact Christine Decker, Ithaca College's FLGEC program coordinator, at (607) 274-1604, or email decker@ithaca.edu .

    

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