GEC- Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers
Who should Participate
  • Administrators and Managers in Health
  • Care and Social Services
  • Case Managers
  • Clergy
  • Educators
  • Gerontologists
  • Nurses/RNs
  • Nurses/LPNs
  • Nurses/Advance Practice
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Social Workers
  • Others who plan or offer services to older adults
CNYGEC Programs:
  • Geriatric Scholar Certificate
  • Geriatric Mental Health and Emergency Preparedness Certificate
  • Numerous "elective" offerings
  • Advanced Course in Geriatric and Palliative Care for Frontline Primary Care Providers
  • Faculty Development Course: Interdisciplinary Geriatric Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Core Day 3 podcasts have been added to the Hartford Institute e-learning center.  The courses are listed below. If you are choosing to receive a 40 hour GSC, 7 hours can be completed through this online learning opportunity. 

To learn more about the CNYGEC and on-site classes, visit the website at

Dementia Resources-

The Hartford Institute has many resources related to dementia. A sample of offerings is listed below. For a full list of all dementia modules and resources, visit

Patient-Centered Primary Care for Older Adults with Dementia: Available soon!

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease: Evidence-based Care Guide for Primary Care Providers (e-Learning Module)-
  • Collaborative Care Approach to Memory Disorders in Primary Care

Patient Self-Management Resources (Fact Sheets):

  • Fact Sheet 1- Commonly asked Questions about Alzheimer's Disease- AD
  • Fact Sheet 2- Commonly asked Questions about Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Fact Sheet 3- Commonly asked Questions by Family Member of an Older Adult Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease
  • Fact Sheet 4- Commonly asked Questions by Family Member of an Older Adult Diagnosed with Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease


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Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers Educational programs to improve and expand geriatric health care.

The Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers (CNYGEC) is a group of four academic partners committed to training a wide range of health and human service professionals and interdisciplinary faculty throughout New York State. The consortium consists of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, New York University's College of Nursing, Columbia University's Stroud Center for Quality of Life in Health and Aging and Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, and the Hunter College Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Longevity. The consortium draws on the outstanding resources of five major teaching institutions, over 75 faculty, hundreds of clinical affiliates, and four major libraries.

Upcoming Sessions

Get Your Geriatric Scholar Certificate!!!  Attend the 3 Core Days..

Upcoming Training Dates:

October 15, 2014 - Working with Older People

Bronx, NY 
James J. Peters VAMC, 130 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10468

March 4, 2015- Working with Older People

New York, NY 
Linkage House, 309 East 118th Street, New York, NY 10035

April 17, 2015- Working with Older People

New York, NY
Bellevue Hospital Center, 462 First Avenue, New York, NY  10016

See the list at the left to learn who should participate in CNYGEC.