VGEC Education and Training Initiatives

The VGEC is involved in a number of initiatives and education programs across the state. 

Interprofessional and Caregiver Education 

Caring for You: Mind, Body and Soul. Free educational video course for caregivers presented by The Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health in partnership with VirginiaNavigator.
Creating Interprofessional Readiness for Complex & Aging Adults (CIRCAA). A faculty and clinician development program.
Dementia-focused conferences, training, and workshops
Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) programs on aging with lifelong disabilities
Mason Music & Memory Initiative (M3I). A program that “Improves the quality of life of persons living with dementia by using personalized music to access long-held joyful memories and positive emotions.”
Rappahannock EMS: Training on dementia and advanced care planning.
TimeSlips. A non-pharmacological dementia care intervention from GMU. A case study about TimeSlips was featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Age in Action.
Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging regional trainings


Student and Clinical Training

Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) programs for medical students
Neurocognitive and Functional Assessment Experience. The VGEC and VCU Health coordinate this program that sends first-year medical students to area assisted living facilities to conduct neurocognitive assessments.  
Reynold's Virtual Case Studies
Senior Mentoring. The VGEC and VCU Health coordinate this program to match first-year medical students with community-dwelling older adults for a series of interviews.


Partnership Initiatives for Older Adults

Eastern Virginia Medical School's Senior Strong Program
Oral health initiative with VCU's School of Dentistry and Lucy Corr Village 
Research and programming related to falls and opioid abuse with the Richmond Health and Wellness Program
University of Virginia's Memory & Aging Care Clinic