About MAGEC

About MAGEC

Established in 1988, the Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC) is a Consortium of organizations that work together to coordinate and provide interdisciplinary geriatric continuing education for professionals who serve the elderly in the southeast and central areas of Florida.

MAGEC is group of educators and health care professionals from the University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University, Barry University, Florida International University, University of Central Florida, the Miami Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers, The Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center (AHEC), and the West Palm Beach VA Hospital who contribute to the planning and development of educational programs.

Since 2010, MAGEC extended its area of service and now reaches geriatric health care professionals in the southeast and central areas of Florida to include Miami-Dade, Brevard, Broward, Glades, Indian River, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach, St Lucie, Volusia, and Orange counties.

Mission

MAGEC’s mission is to be a world-class comprehensive, multidisciplinary, culturally diverse Geriatric Education Center for the health care professionals of Florida.

What we do

MAGEC provides geriatric continuing education to health care professionals who provide services to older adults in a variety of settings including hospitals, primary care offices, foster care, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and other community settings. The continuing education program also targets faculty members and students in health care professions.

MAGEC is an accredited provider of Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Dieticians, Nutritionists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors (LCSW, LMFT, LMHC), Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Professional Guardians, Psychologists, and Social Workers.

MAGEC’s goal is to increase and improve continuing education activities for geriatric health care professionals. With this purpose MAGEC provides a diverse agenda of educational activities that includes seminars, forums, workshops, and video conferences. These educational activities are offered year round and are opened to any health care professional. Additionally, In 2011 MAGEC implemented a Distance Learning Program (DLP) which offers an extensive and diverse menu of video educational sessions. The DLP offers archived video-streamed educational sessions, webinars, blended programs combining real-time interactive teleconferencing and on-site training, and on-line courses. Learn more about MAGEC’s calendar of activities.