Gerontology Centers/Education Centers/Institutes

Links for these resources are below the listing

Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Longevity
The Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Longevity of Hunter College, located in New York City, is a multi-disciplinary center of excellence dedicated to the advancement of successful aging and longevity. Through research, education, training and evaluation of evidence-based models of practice and policy, Brookdale Center plays a vital role in enhancing the quality of life of older Americans and their families.

Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers
The CNYGEC offers programs which improve and expand geriatric healthcare, particularly for low-income, multi-ethnic and underserved older adults throughout New York State. They provide interdisciplinary and innovative training courses on a wide range of issues, health conditions, and service delivery models to healthcare professionals and academic leaders.

Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The Donald W. Reynolds Dept. of Geriatrics is located on the Little Rock campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS). The center is working to promote functional independence in older people and prepare for the aging of the baby boom generation through world-class clinical care, cutting edge research, and innovative educational programs.

Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
The Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center was erected as a tribute to Ethel Percy Andrus and its mission is to prepare professionals to work in an aging society by providing gerontological education. It is affiliated with the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California.

GeriU is the first Online Geriatric University dedicated specifically to the provision of accurate and timely information on aging issues. The site is content-driven, community oriented, and focused on the provision of the most current information on aging issues. Recognizing the varying educational and informational needs of its target users, GeriU personalizes content and access at all levels on an ongoing basis, taking formal requirements into account, as well as individualized needs and preferences.

Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center
The GNIRC is located at the University of Iowa and provides training opportunities, conferences, research support and information dissemination. Affiliated with the Morris Research Laboratory, it provides access to books, manuals, journals and research instruments in the field of gerontological nursing.

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing identifies and develops best practices in nursing care of older adults and infuses these practices into the education of every nursing student and the work- environment of every practicing professional nurse. The Hartford Institute educates the public to expect best practice and encourages national leadership to establish best practice as the standard for geriatric nursing care.

Medscape Nurses
Medscape Nurses is the online nursing resource from WebMD. To access the geriatric resource section a free registration is required.

National Association of Geriatric Education Centers
The National Association of Geriatric Education Centers (NAGEC) provides an organization to support the national network of Geriatric Education Centers (GECs) dedicated to improving the education/training, supply, distribution, and quality of health care professionals through strong community-academic partnerships; ultimately to improve the quality of health care for all elderly individuals, including the underserved and minorities.

National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.

Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology
Started from a state of Michigan mandate, the Institute of Gerontology emphasizes increasing knowledge about aging, improving the practice of gerontology, and influencing public policy. They conduct independent and collaborative research and regularly host seminars and other events, which address numerous aspects of aging.