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About the Glennan Center for Geriatrics

The mission of the Glennan Center is to integrate, coordinate and disseminate age-related endeavors at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in order to accomplish its ultimate goals: to promote the health, well-being, independence, and quality of life of older adults; and to enhance the knowledge base and standards of practice in geriatrics and gerontology, through clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy on behalf of older adults and their caregivers.

The Glennan Center’s clinicians provide geriatric and palliative care services in various settings. Geriatric practice addresses the complex needs of older patients along a continuum of care in a variety of settings including:


patient’s home

adult care residences

continuing care retirement community

the medical office

the hospital

nursing, rehab and long-term care centers


The Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology also focuses on prevention and intervention research involving age-related conditions.  By applying our research findings to the chronic disabilities of aging, the Glennan Center will help older patients maintain as high a degree as possible of function, and independence, and avoid unnecessary and costly institutionalization.

The Glennan Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016. The center was established through the generous support of Virginia Glennan Ferguson (seen in the picture at right during the center's opening ceremony in 1996).