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.

LIGEC Resources
LIGEC programs are designed for healthcare professionals who are also clinical educators interested in enhancing their geriatric knowledge and teaching skills. LIGEC programs focus on primary and transitional care, patient safety, and health promotion/disease prevention. LIGEC provides assistance to other healthcare institutions and professional schools interested in developing or expanding their geriatric curriculum. LIGEC maintains a Speakers Bureau and a Geriatric Resource Center that provides print-based, audio-visual, and electronic resources on a variety of aging-related topics.

Requesting a Certificate of Attendance:
If you attended one of our programs and would like a Certificate of Attendance, the following should be submitted in writing to
Name and credentials
you would like to appear on the certificate
Address where the certificate should be mailed to
Name and date of program attended

Number of hours attended
*Please note, it can take up to three weeks for certificates to be issued.

Please note: the LIGEC no longer offers credit based courses.

Last updated by Webmaster on April 26, 2013

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