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.
- 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
- Substance Use Disorder and Older Adults
- 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 School of Medicine coordinate this program to match first-year medical students with community-dwelling older adults for a series of interviews.
Partnership Initiatives for Older Adults
- VCU Health Nursing Home ECHO
- 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