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Rutgers Receives $18.8 Million to Prepare for the Future of Aging

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Photo courtesy of Parker Health Group

Parker Health Group Gives $18.8 Million to Establish Geriatrics Division at Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

America’s population above the age of 65 is forecast to expand dramatically over the next three decades. Predictions are that this demographic will almost double from 46 million to 90 million by 2050. The number of often hard-to-fill openings in the health care field caring for seniors is expected to grow exponentially as well.

To help meet these growing needs, a gift of $18.8 million was announced today from Parker Health Group—a Piscataway, New Jersey-based leader in aging services—to the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This gift will create the Parker Health Group Division of Geriatrics in the medical school’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, which will focus on improving care for seniors through applied research, education, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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