Sanford Center for Aging

Sanford Center for Aging

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Welcome to the Sanford Center for Aging

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and well-being among elders through education, translational research and community outreach. We bring this mission to life through a variety of programs, services, educational coursework and clinical services, all designed to improve the quality of life for elders.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding alternate ways to deliver programs and services. Clinic services from the Sanford Geriatric Specialty Care Center will continue with necessary precautions.

Gerontology Education

Gerontology Education

We offer premier learning programs for undergraduates, post-graduates and community professionals interested in the field of aging. We are committed to educating students about aging, serving elders in our communities and meeting the need for a strong workforce in aging services.

Nevada Geriatric Education Center

Nevada Geriatric Education Center

The Nevada Geriatric Education Center (NGEC) is committed to improving the health care delivered to older adults by providing education, information, and resources to health professionals and faculty.

Geriatric Specialty Care Center

Geriatric Specialty Care Center

Our specialty care clinic offers a "whole person" assessment and chronic care management services, provided by a multidisciplinary team, centered around the goals, strengths and needs of each client.

Translational Research

Translational Research

The center supports faculty and students engaged in aging-related research from across the University of Nevada, Reno. Through collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches, the center strives to promote an enhanced understanding of aging and the aging experience.

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

In honoring Jean Sanford’s legacy of commitment to community service, the center develops and offers a variety of community outreach programs intended to meet the physical, mental and social needs of elders in our community.