The Garbarino Girard Centre for Innovation in Seniors Care

Algonquin College

The Garbarino Girard Centre for Innovation in Seniors Care is charting a bold new course for geriatric care, providing a learning lab, applied research facility, and an opportunity to collaborate with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) on an adult day-program for seniors with dementia.

“The Garbarino Girard Centre for Innovation in Seniors Care is a model for collaboration between our College and the community — our students receive hands-on training with real clients, and the community gains a valuable new resource that reduces the burden on our healthcare system,” said Algonquin president Cheryl Jensen. “We train two-thirds of the local healthcare workforce, and new facilities such as this will help ready these learners for our changing healthcare landscape. We thank the Estate of the late Anita Garbarino Girard for this generous gift, and we thank all our partners who have made this beautiful new centre a reality.”

 

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