Geriatrics facts

  • The U.S. Census Bureau defines an "older American" as anyone over 65 years of age.  
  • Today in the United States, the life span for men averages 74.8 years.
  • The average life span for women in the United States is 80.1 years.
  • In 1990, Americans over age 65 represented 4% of the population; by 2000, they accounted for nearly 13%.
  • It's projected that by the year 2030, one in five people will be age 65 or older.  

Understanding geriatricians and gerontologists

With age comes wisdom, along with a variety of new needs. Attending to older Americans' needs is the work of geriatricians and gerontologists. 

  • Geriatricians treat the medical and psychosocial issues of aging.
  • Gerontologists study the issues of aging.

About the Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology

EVMS was one of the first medical schools in the nation to require that all medical students receive additional training in geriatrics!

With support from both EVMS Department of Medicine and EVMS Family and Community Medicine, the Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology at EVMS provides high quality, innovative care to the aging population.

With a comprehensive menu of services for every stage of senior healthcare, we diagnose and treat complex medical, physical, and cognitive memories issues.

Our locations

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Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology

721 Fairfax Avenue, Suite 455A
Norfolk, VA 23507