The Long Island Geriatric Education Center (LIGEC) was established to help address the healthcare needs of an aging population. Approximately 13% of Long Island residents are 65 years of age or older. By the year 2030, the number of older people is expected to double from 35 to 70 million nationwide. In an effort to improve and maintain the health and well being of this population, LIGEC provides educational opportunities to healthcare professionals and social service providers in the areas of geriatrics and gerontology. The creation of LIGEC was made possible by a five-year grant to the Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center by the Bureau of Health Professions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Our initial partners included the Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the Long Island State Veterans Home, and the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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Please note: the LIGEC no longer offers credit based courses.