Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC)

The Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC) is one of 33 currently-funded geriatric education centers in the nation and the only GEC in upstate New York. FLGEC's mission is to improve the health care delivered to older adults through enhanced geriatric education of health professionals and their caregivers. The members of this partnership include public and private educational organizations in upstate New York anchored by the University of Rochester Medical Center. Besides the URMC and Ithaca College, other members include the Alzheimer's Association of the Finger Lakes and Lifespan of Rochester.

The FLGEC 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.


For more information or to collaborate please contact:

Karen Brown
FLGEC Program Coordinator
(607) 274-1604
IC_FLGEC@ithaca.edu

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Please Join Us for the
2nd Conference on Healthy Aging in Rural New York: Emerging Strategies for Local Communities on April 18, 2018

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FLGEC Spring Conference 2016 Healthy Aging in Rural New York: Emerging Strategies for Local Communities

This conference was held on Wednesday, May 25th at Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY.

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University of Rochester FLGEC Geriatric Palliative Care Teaching Day

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A Geriatric Palliative Care Teaching Day is planned for Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Jewish Home of Rochester. The target audience is nurses, physicians, and social workers who care for the frail older adult.

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