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New grant to allow SIU to focus on services for elderly

SIUC's share of the Rush grant is approximately $450,000 over the three-year period. SIUC's share of the Rush grant is approximately $450,000 over the three-year period.
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Southern Illinois University in Carbondale will use a new grant to help improve the care and lives of the region's senior citizens.

Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is the recipient of $ 2.4 million federal Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program grant, which they will receive over the next three years.

Grant partners include Southern Illinois University, the Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Lawndale Christian Health Center. 

SIU's share of the Rush grant is approximately $450,000 over the three-year period.

The money will help fund the Community Action Training for the Collaborative Healthcare-Older Adult Network (CATCH-ON) project.

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