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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island

Educational Programs

RIGEC develops and offers interdisciplinary continuing education-based workshops, academic courses, clinical training, lectures, and faculty development programs. Our programs are relevant for health care and human service professionals, administrators, health professions faculty and students interested in improving care and helping older adults maintain their functional status and quality of life. We emphasize an interdisciplinary team approach for practitioners and students who work or intend to work with older adults in a variety of settings.

For information about specific programs, click on any of the links below. For a schedule of upcoming continuing education programs, go to the Program Calendar.

Continuing Education/Professional Development

Academic Programs

Faculty Development

Malford Thewlis Lecture in Gerontology and Geriatrics

Upcoming CIPG Workshops


Workshop 3: Syndromes and Senses - 2/9/2015

Workshop 4: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias - 4/13/2015

Workshop 5: Bridging the Gap in Fragmented Healthcare: Safe Transitions - 6/1/2015



Alzheimer's Disease Training

Offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of RI.

Getting Started Series: South Kingstown Police Department


Getting Started Series: Middletown Public Library


Training Employees for Alzheimer's Management (T.E.A.M) (Spanish)


View RI's State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias