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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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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. Check it out today!  uwyo.edu/healthierwyo

Wyoming Pharmacists interested in expanding clinical services in areas of Medication Therapy Management (MTM), Chronic Care Management (CCM), Co-visits, Annual Well Visits, and Transitional Care Management (TCM) along with information on selling/getting paid for these types of services are encouraged to register for this home study series!

  • The 6-week Better Choices, Better Health workshop is available to you at no cost!

WyCOA will be offering a Healthy U workshop series, called Better Choices, Better Health, online for any Wyoming resident to attend at no cost.  Now, more than ever, it is important for individuals to be proactive about their health. Developed by Stanford University, the workshop has proven to improve symptoms related to a wide variety chronic conditions, build confidence in managing health conditions, and increase physical activity. In a little over an hour a week and from the comfort of home, you can learn new ways to better manage your health in this proven, online program offered at no cost to you.  The goal of the workshop is to help people better manage their health conditions and deal with the frustration, fatigue, and pain that can accompany a chronic disease.  Learn more about the Healthy U workshop series called Better Choices, Better Health

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

        

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.


UW ECHO in Geriatrics
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Join the UW ECHO in Geriatrics Network as we discuss “Becoming Age-Friendly” 

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!



 

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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

The Wyoming Center on Aging offers resources for caregivers and people with dementia with the goal of enhancing the dementia-capability of our community through education, and provision of home and community-based services. We offer evidence-based interventions to meet the specific needs of people with dementia, and their family members. Additionally, training programs are available for community members, first responders, health care and service providers interested in increasing their ability to provide dementia-capable care.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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.


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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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