Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Critical Help for South Jersey’s Most Treasured & Vulnerable Citizens

Jul 23, 2015
News Release
Local Health Care Workers to Receive New Training to Help Seniors

Washington, DC - Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced an $850,000 U.S. Health & Human Services grant for the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

The School of Osteopathic Medicine will use the funds to launch a brand new initiative, the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.

Thomas A Cavalieri, DO, the Dean of Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, explained in a statement to Rep. Norcross’ office, the Workforce Enhancement Program will utilize the grant money to train and equip health care providers statewide to more adequately meet the needs of New Jersey’s rapidly expanding elderly population.

“This program will go a long way to improve the quality of life for seniors in the state of New Jersey,” said Cavalieri.

The Workforce Enhancement Program is a collaborative effort that involves partnerships with other area health care providers, including Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and the Rutgers University School of Nursing.

“Our seniors are among our most treasured and most vulnerable citizens. This grant will help caregivers learn and practice the important skills necessary to provide our parents and grandparents with top-notch health care in their golden years,” said Rep. Norcross.