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Published September 13, 2023
The University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) begins its fall statewide program, “Dementia on the Road,” with free public events in Gillette, Riverton and Rock Springs.
WyCOA will offer in-person events Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Gillette, followed by programs Thursday, Oct. 5, in Riverton and Friday, Oct. 6, in Rock Springs. The programs will be presented through WyCOA and will highlight the Wyoming Dementia Together Caregiver Network.
The Gillette program is from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Campbell County Senior Center dining room, located at 701 Stocktrail Ave. In Riverton, the program is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Central Wyoming College’s Intertribal Education and Community Center in Rooms 115 and 116, located at 2660 Peck Ave. And the Rock Springs event is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Western Wyoming Community College in Rooms 3650A/B, located at 2500 College Drive.
“We strongly believe that it’s important to bring education about dementia and information about resources to the many persons around the state of Wyoming who are caregivers of someone living with dementia,” says Catherine Carrico, associate director of WyCOA. “The local events in Gillette, Riverton and Rock Springs will provide education and facilitate connections to community resources. Regional experts will offer presentations on dementia and will participate in panel discussions where questions and comments are encouraged.”
While there is no charge to attend, organizers request an RSVP by calling WyCOA at (307) 766-2829 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be provided.
The program’s theme is “Bringing Dementia Education and Resources to YOU!,” and representatives of health care and community organizations will be present at all three locations. Topics to be discussed at all three events are: “Basics of Dementia”; “Creating a Circle of Care for You and Your Loved One”; and “Wyoming Dementia Together: Support, Resources, Education.”