GEC Consortium Partners
The GREAT GEC was established in 2007. It is one of the primary educational outreach centers for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Center has developed a model community-based program that connects university faculty and students with Florida’s populations 55 years and older to promote healthy and positive aging. To assure that the Center connects with the external community, it has established five community consortium partners to carry out its objectives:
- ADRC - Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward County
The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a nonprofit organization serving Broward County's senior residents, age 60 or older. The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates programs; funds services; and is the prime advocate for residents of Broward County, Florida, 60 years of age or older. ADRC is one-stop source of information regarding services in Broward County, Florida, for seniors, persons with severe and persistent mental illness, their families, and caregivers.
- City of Pembroke Pines, SW Focal Point Senior Center
The SW Focal Point Senior Center is a non-profit county run gathering place where older adults, age 60 and over, can participate in activities and share experiences with others. The center has a professional staff providing services for elders interested in improving the quality of life and aging while maintaining a functionally intact status. Programs include nutrition, low cost breakfast and lunch, recreation and leisure, health and related services, information and referral, counseling, adult day care, and transportation.
- West Palm Beach Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center opened in 1995, the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center provides primary and secondary level health care to approximately 70,000 eligible veterans in seven-county area (Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Glades and Henry). Comprehensive services include acute medical, surgical, and psychiatric inpatient and out-patient services in each specialty.
- Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Miami
JTCHC is one of the Florida’s largest community health centers serving a large, highly diverse, low income senior population in urban area of Miami, FL. JTCHC is matching students and faculty members with home-bound seniors to pilot a new health promotions and wellness “one stop” project for elders who would otherwise not leave their homes or obtain medical assistance.
- Lee Memorial Geriatric Services, Fort Myers
A west coast model community-based geriatric center (primarily rural setting) serving the medical, psychological and social needs of seniors from three adjoining west coast counties including Charlotte County Florida with the nation’s highest population of residents over 85 years of age. The center is focusing the most on healthy lifestyles with attention to programs in mental health and falls prevention.