Nevada Geriatric Education Center

Sanford Center for Aging

Nevada Geriatric Education Center worker with patient

Mission of the NGEC

The Nevada Geriatric Education Center's mission is to enhance the quality of life and well-being among elders through the education of health care professionals, faculty and students, and care partners. Our current education programs that focus on geriatric care include:

  • Bravo Zulu - Achieving Excellence in Relationship-Centered Dementia Care: This two-day workshop explores what it takes to get to Bravo Zulu* by providing dementia care and support that is tailored, yet flexible, to each unique elder's strengths, preferences and needs. This program also has a component that speaks to military service and its impact on the aging process. Continuing Education credits are available. Get information about the next sessions here.
  • Geriatric Lecture Series: This series provides about three hours of training every quarter. Trainings are targeted to healthcare professionals, faculty, and students and provide continuing education credit. For information on the next series, contact Natalie Mazzullo: (702) 948-5911 or nmazzullo@unr.edu
  • Project ECHO: Geriatric medicine topics are featured on the third Tuesday of each month between noon and 1:00 pm in partnership with Project ECHO Nevada. Experts in the field are available to provide care-based education and consultations to support primary care teams in enhancing care of their patients.
  • Rural caregiver trainings: These programs are offered in partnership with Aging and Disability Services Division. Trainings are currently provided 'live' in Carson City, Elko, Fallon, Pahrump and Winnemucca. Current topics are provided through teleconferencing and some past topics are available on our website. Trainings target those who provide care for their loved ones, family members or community members and provide continuing education credit for some healthcare professionals. See upcoming rural caregiver trainings here, and for more information, email Dolores Ward Cox, dmwardcox@unr.edu or call (775) 682-8470.
  • Annual caregiver conference: This conference is provided in partnership with Aging and Disability Services Division. The program is offered in Reno and Las Vegas in February each year and targets administrators and employees who work in long-term care settings. Topics for 2020 included psychiatric advance directives, brain health, questions for the regulators, music and memory therapy and LGBTQ inclusivity in health facilities. Continuing education credit is provided. Find out more.

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