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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

Email: wycoa@uwyo.edu

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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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Care Coordination Certificate Program

Care Coordination Certificate Program for Primary Care Professionals

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN, 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.  Courses include: Annual Wellness Visit, Care Coordination Fundamentals, and Advanced Care Planning, and now Behavioral Health Integration: What a Care Coordinator Should Know Certificate Course!


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, the Montana Geriatric Education Center, and Mountain Pacific Quality Health Foundation 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 will discuss "Moving Toward Culture Change and Transformation in Long Term 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.


Dementia Care Certificate

Online Dementia Care CertificateSAVE-THE-DATE! 

Stay tuned for the new format, modules, and content! The certificate is designed for professional direct care providers of older adults across care settings. The goal of this certificate is to increase providers’ knowledge of dementia and to enhance confidence in caring for people with dementia. It is a self-paced program where all content, quizzes, and evaluations are provided online.



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!

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Tech2Connect

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

Email: wycoa@uwyo.edu

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