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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 well-being 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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Dementia Support Center

enhancing the dementia-capability of our community through education, and provision of home and community-based services

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Care Coordination Certificate Program

Care Coordination Certificate Program for Primary Care Professionals

Maximize your Medicare Revenue! The courses will be delivered in a virtual environment using a combination of pre-recorded didactic presentations, asynchronous discussion threads, and a virtual meeting space for a live discussion at the end of each module.  Learn at your own pace, no cost to participate.  Course include: Annual Wellness Visit, Care Coordination Fundamentals, and Advanced Care Planning.


Wyoming Dementia Together

Wyoming Dementia Together: Connecting with People Who Care

A community of experienced professionals who partner with caregivers to provide confidential education and support free of cost to those whose loved ones are living with dementia.


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Tech2Connect

Funds to connect older adults and adults with disabilities in Wyoming with remote social services, healthcare, and to combat social isolation caused by COVID-19. 

Education, videos and resources on all things technology!


UW ECHO in Geriatrics
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Join the UW ECHO in Geriatrics Network as we discuss “Engaging Families in Care” 

Through the UW ECHO® in Geriatrics, sponsored by the Wyoming Center on Aging, healthcare professionals throughout the region have the opportunity to receive best-practice recommendations for consideration in management of older adults. You are invited to present challenging cases for discussion and feedback to a network of colleagues as well as a specialist care team. Each ECHO network will also feature a brief community discussion on a variety of important topics related to geriatrics. 


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HealthyU Online!

Healthy U is a workshop for people with chronic health conditions and their friends, family, and caregivers. Over the course of six weeks, Healthy U participants learn valuable skills to help them take control of their condition and live happier, healthier lives.  Contact Dominick for more information about online workshop options: dduhamel@uwyo.edu | (307) 766-2765


Opioid Toolkit

Board of Medicine Urges Use of Chronic Pain Management Toolkit

The Wyoming Board of Medicine has adopted the Chronic Pain Management Toolkit, developed by the Wyoming Rx Abuse Stakeholders group.  The Board urges physicians and physician assistants treating chronic pain in their practices to make active use of the Toolkit.  It contains guidelines, forms, and checklists to assist in effectively treating patients’ chronic pain while ensuring the safe use of copious and other controlled substances.  Email wycoa to request your copy! 

*See also the accompanying handout for providers and caregivers/patients.

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Aging Resources

Check out our Aging Resources

Includes: online education, local, national and regional resources on caregiving, elder  abuse, healthy aging, safe driving, and more!

WY 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.

The Dementia Support Center

As dementia progresses, people depend more on others for help. At the WyCOA Dementia Support Center (DSC) we work to educate and help families find services to decrease their stress from caring for a loved one with dementia.

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Age Friendly Laramie

“Building a community that is safe and highly livable for people of all ages and abilities...”

REPORT: Age-Friendly Laramie: Assessing Livability, Age-Friendliness, and Perceived Needs to Age Well in Albany County, Wyoming.  Commissioned by Age-Friendly Laramie.  March 2020 

Wyoming Aging and Disability Resource Center

The WyADRC website is designed to help connect older adults and people with disabilities to helpful information and services. The WyADRC makes it easy to find the right services for a person's needs.

WY State Plan To Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia's. 

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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