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Center for Excellence in Gerontological Studies

Are you Equipped for the Silver Tsunami?   


Did You Know:
  • Everyday 10,000 baby boomers turn 65.

  • Geriatric patients are not one subgroup of patients, but rather the core business of health systems.

  • It is estimated that from 2003 to 2013, the number of Emergency Department visits by patients 65-74 could nearly double from 6.4 million to 11.7 million.

  • By 2030, it is projected that Nebraska 25.6% of the population will be over 60 and 3.1% over 85.


Questions to think about:

Are you equipped to recognize age-related changes?

To recognize and not use elder speak?

To recognize atypical presentation of illness in the older adult?

  •  Click here to test your knowledge on Gerontology


The center for Excellence in Gerontological Studies at Bryan College of Health Sciences offers a program, "Geriatric Principles", to help equip you to provide the best geriatric care to the older adult.  This program can be individualized to meet the needs of your organization.

Our Goal Is To:
  1. Collaborate with community organizations to educate diverse groups on aging.
  2. Promote the development of competent, compassionate health care practitioners for the older adult.
Students will walk away understanding:


  1. Communication strategies appropriate for the older adult.
  2. Common age-related changes.
  3. Signs and symptoms of atypical presentation of illness in the older adult.                       



 For more information contact :

Linda Miles,
Assistant Professor
(402) 481-8763
Office 306

" Beautiful old people are works of art "

                                                     - Eleanor Roosevelt

Click here for more information on our Gerontology Minor


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