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1000 E. University Ave, Dept 3415

Ross Hall, Room 411

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Fax: (307) 766-2847


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Wyoming Center on Aging

Older adults in Wyoming are independent, wise, resilient, and play important roles in communities across the state.

The University of Wyoming Center on Aging values older adults and works every day to support these neighbors, friends, and family. Through a broad range of programs and resources, the team of professionals at the Wyoming Center on Aging or WyCOA is working to optimize the health and wellbeing of Wyoming's older residents through innovative collaborations around chronic disease management, dementia support, and family and healthcare provider education. WyCOA works collaboratively with the aging network across Wyoming to responds to the needs of older Wyoming residents while honoring the legacy of our elders.

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Spring 2023 GHS

Spring 2023: Geriatric Healthcare Series

WyCOA is pleased to again partner with the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC) to present the NW GWEC-produced Geriatric Healthcare Series.  The series is designed for healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and other interested professionals.  Topics include: Disaster Preparedness, Diabetes Mellitus, Sleep and Wellness, Creating Community Among LGBTQIA Older Adults, Genitourinary Issues in Older Women and Men, Fall Prevention, and more!

2023 Resilience ECHO

Building Resilience: Maintaining Quality Care in Nursing Homes during COVID and Beyond, a Project ECHO Network.

The 2023 Resilience ECHO will provide strategies to support the resilience of long-term care teams, community, and care providers.  Join the live 4-session series over Zoom!  March 29th: Promoting Well-being.  April 26th: Individual Resiliency.  May 24th: Team Resiliency.  June 28th: Community (Resident/Family) Resiliency.  Register now!

Trails to Collaboration - 2023 Diabetes and Nutrition Healthcare Conference

2023 Diabetes and Nutrition Healthcare Conference

Join us for the Trails to Collaboration – 2023 Diabetes and Nutrition Healthcare Conference on April 14-15 in Laramie.  This Live Activity is designed for all levels of health care professionals including physicians, nursing, dietitians, pharmacist and allied health partners that relates to clients living with pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension and associated chronic conditions.

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.

Be sure to check out the Wyoming Dementia Together ONCE AGAIN YouTube ChannelHosted by Scott Veatch, WDT Professional Support Team Member

UW ECHO in Geriatrics
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Join the UW ECHO in Geriatrics Network

Through the UW ECHO in Geriatrics, sponsored by the Wyoming Center on Aging and the Montana Geriatric Education Center, healthcare professionals throughout the region have the opportunity to receive best-practice recommendations for consideration in management of older adults.  Schedule your consultation today!

The network discussions focus on "Keeping it Real: Addressing Geriatric Mental Health in Primary Care."

Healthier Wyoming

Healthier Wyoming

The goal of the Healthier Wyoming website is to empower all Wyoming residents to take charge of their health by providing a comprehensive directory of chronic disease prevention and management resources throughout the state.  Healthier Wyoming provides information and resources for both the public and providers. Evidenced-based programs highlighted on the Healthier Wyoming website include Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP), Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES), Healthy U, and Heart Disease Prevention.

Wyoming Conference on Aging

2023 Wyoming Conference on Aging: Rural Aging Innovation

Join WyCOA and Partners September 18th and 19th, 2023!  Held in person at the Gateway Center, Laramie, WY or online via the WyCOA Events App.  Conference focus areas include: Innovative approaches to supporting Age-Friendly Communities in rural areas.  Developing initiatives to foster rural Dementia Friendly Communities. Implementation of the 4Ms of Age-Friendly healthcare. Conference will also work to connect aging network professionals, researchers, funding agencies, and older adults.  Create and generate ideas.  Co-Innovate with other aging service providers to meet local needs of older adults.

More information and registration coming soon!  Download the Save-The-Date!




Resources for Wyoming

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!

Dementia Support Services

Support, education, and resources for people living with dementia, their families and friends, and the community.  All services are available free of charge.  Contact WyCOA to learn more!

Learn about WyCOA Community-Engaged Research!

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Resources connecting 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!

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.

Download and review the:

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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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 

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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


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