Introducing the Wyoming Center on Aging
The Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) has been founded to serve as a resource for the state of Wyoming, including older adults, professional and family caregivers, students, and aging researchers. WyCOA seeks to be the premier source for reliable, credible information about aging, including healthy aging and healthcare conditions common in older adults.
The WyCOA website features online resources for older adults and their family care partners in the Resources Section. Topics include: Alzheimer's Disease, Healthy Aging, and many more.
Professional caregivers will find useful information about caring for aging adults at the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC). WyGEC offers many online and in-person trainings throughout the state each year. Healthcare professionals are also invited to join the Wyoming Geriatric Provider Network. Learn more about this opportunity on the Healthcare Professional Section.
WyCOA also serves UW and other faculty and students. WyCOA is in the process of creating an aging research network, composed of faculty and students interested in investigating all aspects of aging. To learn more about research opportunities through WyCOA visit the Research Section.
Wyoming Heritage Photo Contest
Spend time photographing Wyoming this summer! The University of Wyoming Center on Aging and Wyoming Geriatric Education Center are looking for photos that showcase the heritage of Wyoming and positive images of aging including: creating fun memories, spotlighting hobbies and talents, exhibiting symbolic items of Wyoming, uncovering state history, and capturing the older generation in Wyoming.
Anyone can participate and there will be two prize-awarding division: Student (high school or college) and Community Members. First place winners will receive $250 with cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place in each division. All photos must be submitted by August 22, 2014 and winners will be announced Friday, September 5, 2014. To learn more click here.
Alzheimer's Association Resources Event
The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting an event for people to learn about the resoruces avaiable to help those living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, friends and family. Topics will include local support services, information available on alz.org and the 24/7 Helpline. For more information about this event click here.
Alzheimer's Association Community Educator Trainings
The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be also be hosting two community educator trainings. These are trainings for volunteer community educators who want to help those impacted in your area to better understand and cope with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. For more information on these events click here.
Coping with Caregiving
WyCOA will be presenting a FREE educational program for those caring for a person with dementia. This series will start on Thursday September 18th, 2014 and will run through December 2014. For more details on this event click here or check out the brochure. To register for the coping with Caregiving Program please email us at email@example.com or call us at 307-766-2829
Sheridan Caregiver Conference
WyCOA will be partnering with AARP-WY and the Sheridan Senior Center to host a Caregiving Conference in Sheridan on October 2, 2014. This event will feature sessions on caring for an individual with dementia and other conditions. Please check out the save-the-date for more details!