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Aging – we’re all in it together. Welcome to our 2014 Legislative Breakfast. Virginia Center on Aging. School of Allied Health Professions Virginia Commonwealth University. Mandates. Since 1978:

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aging we re all in it together

Aging – we’re all in it together


to our

2014 Legislative Breakfast

virginia center on aging
VirginiaCenter on Aging

School of Allied Health Professions

Virginia Commonwealth University


Since 1978:

  • Interdisciplinary studies(including professional training and education of older adults)
  • Research
  • Information and resource sharing

Since 1982:

  • Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund (ARDRAF)

Since 2006

  • Geriatric Training and Education (GTE)
interdisciplinary studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Virginia Geriatric Education Center
  • Elderhostel/Road Scholar and Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI)
  • Geriatric Training and Education (GTE)
  • Elder abuse and domestic violence

in later life

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Virginia Geriatric Education Center
  • Consortium of UVA, VCU, EVMS
  • Federal funding: 2010-2015
  • Faculty development, curriculum development, in-service professional training, interprofessional clinical training of students
  • Evidence Based Practice focus on preventing recurrence of falls
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VGEC Interprofessional Training in Geriatrics

Faculty Development Program session, December 2013

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Elderhostel/Road Scholar and Lifelong Learning Programs: 2013
  • 22 Elderhostel programs, with 551 older learners
  • Elderhostel sites:
    • Richmond
    • Natural Bridge
    • Staunton
    • Harrisonburg
  • $425,000into Virginia’s economy from older learners (from tuition outlays and discretionary spending)

Outlays: $181,000 for lodging/meals, $26,000 local staffing, $29,000 for tickets/admissions, $17,000 for transport, etc

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Elderhostel/Road Scholar and Lifelong Learning Programs: 2013
  • Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), Midlothian
    • Co-sponsored with Chesterfield County
  • 507 courses across 3 terms
  • 12,070 registrations, across 28 zip codes
  • 1,747 mid-life and older learners
  • 284 instructors
  • 2,298 mid-life and older learners overall in Elderhostel/Road Scholar and LLI programs
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VCoA Road Scholar Programs 2013

“I am pleased to report that I found the VCoA sponsored program inspiring, enlightening, entertaining, and quite memorable. Because of my experiences during that week, and particularly the efforts of Ms. Dodson, I am eager to participate in a great many more Road Scholar programs."

Virginia Castor, Strasburg, VA

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Geriatric Training and Education (GTE)

20 projects in calendar 2013, including:

Alliance for the Prevention of Nicotine Addiction Cessation for Older Smokers (Norfolk)

Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western: rural outreach Alzheimer’s education workshops

Roanoke Valley End of Life Care Partnership: Implementing POST Advance Care Planning

Lucy Corr Foundation (Chesterfield): peer interdisciplinary oral health care training for health care providers in LTC

Southwest Virginia AHEC (Tazewell) focus on care of older adults

Thomas Jefferson Planning District (Charlottesville): Central Virginia Transitions of Care Workshops

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GTE Statewide Training
  • Virginia Geriatrics Society: geriatrics CME/CEU training for non-geriatric physicians, NPs, pharmacists, etc.
  • Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: training on elder abuse/neglect/exploitation
  • VCU: statewide workshops and webcasts for social workers
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Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence in Later Life
  • USDOJ three-year project with DARS (2012-2015) for local and statewide training and collaboration, focus on Bristol City and Washington County
  • Central Virginia Task Force on Domestic Violence in Later Life:

V-STOP project with law enforcement, criminal justice, domestic violence, and other community agencies; and statewide focus with Domestic Violence Victim Fund

Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence in Later Life: DCJS V-STOPandVictim Fund Projects; USDOJ OVW Project
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USDOJ OVW Project – Kickoff Event

“Judges joined with social workers and law enforcement officers joined with attorneys, mental health professionals joined with the faith community leaders and bankers joined with prosecutors; all joined together with the common goal of ensuring that older adults in our community are afforded protection and resources when they are the victim of abuse. "

Elizabeth Bruzzo, Staff Attorney, Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society

  • Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund (ARDRAF)
    • Seed grants to enable Virginia researchers to compete nationally for substantial awards from federal and foundation sources
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Alzheimer’s Research (ARDRAF) since 1982
  • 145 competitive seed grant awards
  • 21 recipient organizations
  • Average award @ $20,900
  • $3.03 Million competitively awarded
  • $32.04 Million in subsequent funding earned by awardees
  • A $10.50 return for every $1.00 GF
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ARDRAF Awards: 1982-2013
  • Alzheimer’s Association Chapters:
    • Central & Western Virginia
    • Southeastern Virginia
  • College of William & Mary
  • Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Family Respite Center, Falls Church
  • Ferrum College
  • George Mason University
  • Goodwin House, Alexandria
  • James Madison University
  • Liberty University
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ARDRAF Awards: 1982-2013
  • Marymount University
  • Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.
  • Old Dominion University
  • Radford University
  • Shenandoah University
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Dept. of Emergency Services
  • Virginia Tech
  • Western State Hospital
information and resource sharing
Information and Resource Sharing
  • Age in Action quarterly (20,000+ circulation)
  • Area Planning and Services Committee (APSC) on aging with lifelong disabilities
  • Alcohol and Aging Awareness Group

(HB 110 2006 / HB 2624 2007 and the VABC)

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Partnerships with Businesses and Organizations: 2013

In meeting our mandates, we did business or partnered in aging-related projects with:

  • 231local or regional, and
  • 47statewide: agencies, businesses, organizations, coalitions or non-profits across Virginia, and
  • 35units of VCU
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Return on Appropriation for Virginia: Calendar 2013









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Virginia Center on Aging

Thank you. Please stay,

enjoy breakfast,

and learn more about the

Virginia Center on Aging.