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Wyoming Center on Aging

1000 E. University Ave, Dept 3415

Ross Hall, Room 411

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Fax: (307) 766-2847

Email: wycoa@uwyo.edu

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Wyoming Center on Aging

Our Mission: The mission of the Wyoming Center on Aging is to optimize the health and wellbeing of Wyoming's older residents and their caregivers through interagency partnerships, basic and applied research, community education, and clinical training and services.

Our Vision: The Wyoming Center on Aging is a visionary and innovative collaboration that proactively responds to the needs of older Wyoming residents while harnessing the strengths of our communities and honoring the legacy of our elders.

Wyoming is one of the most rapidly aging states, and by 2030 is projected to be the state with the highest concentration of individuals over 85. The benefits of a Center on Aging include connecting Wyoming residents, researchers, service providers, and educators, as well as fostering innovative aging research, training health care providers, disseminating evidence-based practices, and serving as a resource for older adults and their family caregivers.

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Join the UW ECHO in Geriatrics Network as we support you in your work: COVID-19 UPDATE

WyCOA is well aware that the lives and work of healthcare professionals is being impacted by COVID-19. In response, the UW ECHO in Geriatrics team has made the decision to focus our time together on case consultation and discussion of current challenges.  


New Educational Opportunity for Primary Care Professionals: Care Coordination Certificate Courses

Care Coordination Certificate Courses include: Advanced Care Planning, Care Coordination Fundamentals and Annual Wellness Visit options.  Courses aim to maximize your medicare revenue and include FREE Professional Continuing Education Credits!  Courses begin January 27th, 2020 so register now!


Check out the Dementia Support Center!

The purpose of the Dementia Support Center is to enhance the dementia-capability of our community through education, and provision of home and community-based services. Additionally, the Dementia Support Center provides training programs for community members, first responders, health care and service providers to increase their ability to provide dementia-capable care.


$3.75 Million Awarded to Wyoming Center on Aging to Address Needs in State

January 5, 2020 – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the $3.75 million in funds through their Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP).  This is the second award of this type for the Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA).  The funds will strengthen and enhance partnerships to help address the needs of Wyoming’s aging population and practicing health professionals.

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Wyoming Stroke/Brain Injury Support Group - Online

We are a Laramie-based group that is striving to bring community and support to those who are stroke/brain injury survivors in our rural state! We encourage family, friends, and caregivers to also join our group. We meet via ZOOM (online video conferencing) on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30-6:30pm MST.

Wyoming Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Wyoming Aging and Disability Resource Center (WyADRC) website at https://adrcwyoming.org/ is designed to help connect older adults and people with disabilities to helpful information and services. There are many resources across Wyoming but it can be difficult to find them. The WyADRC makes it easy to find the right services for a person's needs, whether you are searching for yourself or for others.  If you prefer to talk to a person about your needs, our phone lines are staffed from 8AM to 5PM MST, Monday through Friday: 1-800-442-2766. 

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Healthy U: Take Control of Your Health

UPDATE: All Healthy U chronic disease self-management workshops in Wyoming have been postponed out of concern for the health and safety of both our participants and our group leaders. We intend to resume all workshop activities once the risk of COVID-19 transmission has subsided. We are working closely with our senior center and public health partners to monitor the situation and to do what is best for older adults and people with chronic health conditions statewide.

Healthy U is a health promotion program designed to help anyone over the age of 18 play an active and productive role in their own health management.  Numerous studies have shown that people who participate in Healthy U show a significant improvement in exercise habits, symptom management, communication with physicians, general health, health distress, fatigue, disability, and activities limitations. They spend fewer days in the hospital and require fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations. Healthy U is free for anyone to attend and a great tool to help people in your community deal with chronic health issues.

Wyoming State Plan To Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. 

Success depends on developing a strong coalition of organizations, providers, caregivers, nursing home representatives, and practitioners around the state. With input and materials from surrounding states in the region, the Wyoming State Plan can inform the strategies designed to capitalize on our strengths and minimize our challenges.


 

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Wyoming Center on Aging

1000 E. University Ave, Dept 3415

Ross Hall, Room 411

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Fax: (307) 766-2847

Email: wycoa@uwyo.edu

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