Welcome to the OkGEC

The Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center offers education to health professions faculty, health care trainers, health care providers, health care students, direct service workers, and family caregivers throughout the state of Oklahoma.



New Perspectives in Caring For the Older Adult with Cancer

March 9, 2015

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

For nurses, social workers, counselors, PT,, OTs, dieticians, and other health providers

Stephenson Cancer Center

800 NE 10th St.

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center and the Stephenson Cancer Center

Co-sponsored by the OU College of Nursing

CEUs available for some disciplines

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

The workshop is free of charge and includes lunch. Registration is required

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For more information contact Sheryl Mapes at sheryl-mapes@ouhsc.edu or 405 271-8558 ext. 30441.


We are excited to offer the Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics Online Community Course, Elder Abuse, Care, and Resilience. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Karen Roberto ofVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University who speaks on Understanding Elder Abuse: Causes, Consequences, and Care Solutions. Other speakers addressthese themes: (a) forms of and trends associated with elder abuse, (b) how to recognize elder abuse, and (c) what can be done to protect older abuse from abuse, maltreatment, and neglect.On balance, Dr. Rosemary Blieszner provides a special session on resilience and psychological well-being of older adults.


OSU Faculty, Staff, and Student Registration: http://bit.ly/1x6hPQN

Public Registration: http://bit.ly/1usaOnc

Public Registration: $15 per session or $50 for the entire course

Visit our website for additional information: http://osu-okgec.okstate.edu



November 2014: Congratulations to Marie Bernard, MD for receiving the Donald P. Kent award from the Gerontological Society of America.

Dr. Bernard is the founding chairman of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In October 2008, she relocated to Washington DC and became the deputy director of the National Institute on Aging where her service to older adults has expanded.

Link to GSA web page announcement.

Link to YouTube video shown at the 2014 GSA meeting.



"Diabetes in the Elderly"
"Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation for Urinary and Fecal Incontinence"
"Physiologic Changes with Aging and the Joy of Geriatrics"
"Preventing Pressure Ulcers"

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Tips for Healthy Aging!

Healthy Aging Data Portfolio
Provides easy access to CDC data on key indicators of health and well-being, screenings and vaccinations, and mental health among older adults. Includes data from the newly-released The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 Adobe PDF file [PDF 4.7M] report, as well as other hard-copy reports from the Healthy Aging Program.


NEW Materials Under "Geropsych Ed" Menu!

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