Almost everyone has been impacted by a person over the age of 65 years. Whether it be a beloved grandparent, aging parent, cherished spouse, work mentor or loyal friend, seniors are a vital part of our lives. At Northwestern Geriatrics, we value seniors and all that they have accomplished and continue to accomplish. The field of geriatrics has shown that the health problems of people in their 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 100’s are vastly different than those seen in an average 40 y/o patient. Seniors have distinct medical needs, often due to the complexity of their health problems. Accordingly, many seniors benefit from meeting physicians who know geriatric medicine. At Northwestern, we want to ensure that the next generation of physicians are well-equipped to care for seniors. It is no longer about one pill treating one medical problem. It is about ordering physical therapy, obtaining new glasses, and reducing sedating medications, in order to prevent a senior from falling in their home – thus avoiding a hospitalization for a broken hip. Besides providing high quality health care to our seniors and teaching the next generation, we are conducting innovative research in the field of geriatrics. In order to continue to help our senior patients and the senior community at large, we are thinking outside of the box to develop ways to better provide care through research. Here at Northwestern, we are strongly committed to meeting the needs of our seniors and hope you find our geriatric programs and research as exhilarating as we do.