de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
The de Tornyay Center serves as a catalyst for promoting healthy aging through its support of research and education in the field of gerontology.
The Center is committed to advancing and sharing knowledge about successful aging and ways professionals and systems can promote optimal experiences for older adults.
Developing competent and compassionate healthcare providers is critically important. The Center is a resource for faculty involved in teaching gerontology, for students interested in older adults, and for practicing professionals seeking continuing education.
Dr. Rheba de Tornyay and her vision
Dr. de Tornyay was Dean Emeritus of the School of Nursing at the University of Washington and has made outstanding contributions to the fields of nursing and gerontology including lifelong efforts in the promotion of nursing research, training and services for the healthy aging of adults. The American Academy of Nursing has honored Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay. The AAN has renamed its annual fund the Rheba de Tornyay Development Fund, in commemoration of its first president and Living Legend Rheba de Tornyay. The Academy honored de Tornyay for her extraordinary leadership during her term as president from 1973 to 1974 and her unceasing efforts to improve care for the elderly.