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View recent press releases and news stories that involve WyCOA staff and faculty associates.

Sept 2022: Wyoming Dementia Together is highlighted on County 10!  See article here

Albany County Public Library now has Blood Pressure cuffs available for checkout!  Included in these kits are a blood pressure cuff, easy-to-read instructions on how to properly use the cuff, educational material about high blood pressure and local resources. Library cardholders can place a hold request on a blood pressure kit and check it out at any branch for up to 30 days.

June 2022: The University of Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) is excited to announce the Healthier Wyoming initiative! The goal of Healthier Wyoming is to empower all Wyoming residents to take charge of their health by providing a comprehensive, statewide directory of chronic disease prevention and management resources

June 2022:  Be sure to check out the NEW Wyoming Dementia Together Once Again YouTube ChannelClick on “subscribe” and on the “bell” icon next to it and you will be notified when we upload a new video.  Don’t forget to “like” us and feel free to leave a comment.

April 2022: UW Center on Aging to Host Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Summit May 18-20

Feb 25th, 2022: See Project Coordinator Larry Goodwin tallk about Healthy U Mini Grants on Wyoming News Now!

February 7th, 2022: UW Center on Aging to Provide Educational Programs for American Heart Month, from UW Communications.

October 2021: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The 6-week Better Choices, Better Health workshop is available to you at no cost!

UW Plays key role in Vaccine Roll out (From UWYO magazine Fall 2021)

June 26th, 2021 - Wyoming Dementia Together featured on Star Valley Independent based out of Afton, WY

March 2, 2021: UW Plays Big Role in COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts.  Students and employees of the University of Wyoming are playing a key role in Albany County’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, ranging from scheduling appointments via telephone to providing facilities to actually administering the vaccine shots. (WyCOA Mention)

December 21, 2020 – The University of Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) is excited to announce a new program entitled Wyoming Dementia Together.

Dec 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Tabitha Thrasher, Clinical Associate Professor at the UW Family Medicine Residency Program in Casper, on becoming the first graduate of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program and Wyoming’s first homegrown board certified geriatrician! Learn more about Dr. Thrasher’s accomplishment and the fellowship program at:

WyCOA & WyCOA Dementia Support Center Holiday Letter for Caregivers and Family, Dec 2020.

AmeriCorps Seniors’ Foster Grandparents of the Wyoming Rockies, sponsored by Action Resources International, has received a Tech2Connect Grant from the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) in the amount of $5,400.

UW’s Center on Aging Highlights National Caregiver Month
Nov. 2, 2020 -- The Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) at the University of Wyoming is recognizing the impact of caregivers across Wyoming communities with a free webinar series during National Caregiver Month.

The University of Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) is excited to announce a new program entitled Wyoming Dementia Together.  September 2020 (WDT press release)

Sept 2020: Wyoming Alzheimer’s Association Receives Tech2Connect Grant

July 2020: Ivinson Medical Group was recognized as an Age Friendly Health System by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, becoming the first in the state of Wyoming. We are excited to be part of the nationwide movement to improve healthcare for older adults.

May 2020: The University of Wyoming Center on Aging in collaboration with the Montana Geriatric Education Center will be offering an ECHO in Geriatrics for healthcare professionals and students in the Rocky Mountain Region (press release)

May 2020: Healthy U Moves to education online (press release)

April 2020: Dementia Support Center Services Continuing to be Offered during COVID

UW’s Wyoming Center on Aging Receives $3.75 Million Grant to Address Needs in State. (Feb 2020 Press Release)

Improving Rural/Frontier Care Transitions Project ECHO: Wyoming Hospital Association, February 2018.

Partners on Federal Grant to Strengthen Geriatric Care in Wyoming: Wyoming Hospital Association, July 2015.

UW Geriatrics Center to Use $2.5 Million Grant for Education, Technology: Casper Star Tribune, July 2015.
July 2015:  WyGEC/WyCOA has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from HRSA to strengthen geriatric care and training throughout WY with the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The Wyoming GWEP, one of 44 awards across 29 states, is a partnership with CRMC, The WY Department of Health Aging Division and the Cheyenne VA Medical Center, with additional collaborations around the state. The GWEP is an exciting opportunity, and we are busy diving in!  *WyGEC (Wyoming Geriatric Education Center) is now supported by the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) within the Wyoming Center on Aging.

Federal Grant Will Strengthen Geriatric Care in Wyoming: UW News, July 2015.

Wyoming's Population is Getting Older, Fast: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, September 2012.

Senior Spelling Bee Champ Shares His Secrets for Staying Sharp:, August 2012.

WyGEC Documentary Wins National Awards: UW News, August 2012.

Summer Workshop in Jackson Examines Memory Disorders: UW News, May 2012.

Wyoming Geriatric Education Center Consortium at UW Receives $2.1 Million: UW News, September 2010.

Linda Gore-Martin named new Dean of Pharmacy School.  Wyoming Pharmacy Association  December 3, 2012

Gray Matters Wins National Awards! GEC Pipeline September-October 2012

"Wyoming's Population is Getting Older Faster" featuring an interview with Christine McKibbin, WyGEC Director
Wyoming Tribune Eagle  September 6, 2012

"Senior Spelling Bee Champ Shares His Secrets for Staying Sharp" About the AARP National Spelling Bee, featuring an interview with Suzanna Penningroth, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, UW  August 15, 2012

UW Press Release: Gray Matters documentary wins national awards. UW News August 6, 2012

UW Press Release: Jeffrey Cummings, M.D. speaking at Memory Disorders Workshop in Jackson. UW News  May 15, 2012

UW Press Release: WyGEC awarded $2.1 million consortium funding from HRSA. UW News  September 20, 2010

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