Share of building to benefit Brown U aging study

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is receiving a share of a New York City building as a gift to finance a study on aging.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/yXauJR ) that the gift from the Irene Diamond Fund is a 12.5 percent share of a residential building on Roosevelt Island in New York City's East River. When the building is sold in a few years, Brown will receive between $4 million and $7 million.

Faculty and students will collaborate with the Rhode Island Department of Health and community providers to reduce the cost of care and improve the quality of life for older people.

A graduate student will work with the Health Department to identify older Rhode Islanders who have called 911 four or more times in a year, examine why and provide help that may prevent emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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