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The de Tornyay Center serves as a catalyst for promoting healthy aging through its support of research and education in the field of gerontology for the School of Nursing, the University of Washington, and the broader community.

Dr.Rheba de Tornyay, EdD, RN, FAANDr.Rheba de Tornyay, EdD, RN, FAAN

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Connect with Center and Community Events via our calendar

Find the University of Washington School of Medicine Gerontology Grand Round and Journal Club updated weekly.


OR scroll down to find current Age-Related, local and national Events


SAVE THE DATE!--2014 Elder Friendly Futures Conference--October 8 - 9



Check out this upcoming discussion with

Ashton Applewhite and Wendy Lustbader on aging and ageism.

How Agism Warps Our View of Long Life

UW Gerontology Social Work Group

April 8, 2014


Kane Hall Room 110

University of Washington


This event is free but an RSVP is required and linked here.


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 Join us as we welcome the Exectutive Director of NEST Judy Kinney for a Gerontological Professionals Network (GPN) Program Meeting.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Qualis Health at Northgate

10700 Meridian Ave. North, Suite 100, Seattle, WA




Northwest Geriatric Education Center

Winter and Spring Lecture Series

Find the schedule of lectures at or

2014 Winter Series Dates and Topics 

2014 Spring Series Dates and Topics

Or find the lectures listed in the de Tornyay Calendar above


   Northwest Gerontological Nursing Association First Annual Gala & Silent Auction

Celebrating Creativity for Health Across the Lifespan


December 8th 2pm - 4pm


Location: Full Life Care South Seattle Adult Day Care Center

4712 35th Avenue, South Seatttle, WA 98118

GALA & Silent Auction Announcement


This event was a great success for the NW NGNA and all who attended. 

Thank you to all the sponsors of this First Annual Gala.

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Press Release

More information about the JAHF BAGNC Scholarship program is available on the School of Nursing's John A Hartford Foundation Awards Funding webpage and the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Scholars and Fellows webpage.