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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

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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Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit

Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit: May 18th-20th, 2022

Join us for Wyoming’s premier networking & educational event on Alzheimer’s Disease!  In-person at Little America Hotel & Resort, Cheyenne, WY or online via the WyCOA Events App!  The Summit will feature caregiver workshops, plenary presentations from the CDC BOLD Centers on Alzheimer’s Disease, and more! Topics will include early detection of dementia, supporting dementia caregivers, reducing risk for dementia, effects of COVID on brain health, and much more. Participants will receive continuing education credits and opportunities for networking. 

Registration is now open!  Ask about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities!


Spring 2022 GHIS Series

Geriatric Healthcare Series - Spring 2022

We have partnered with the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center to bring presenters that are nationally and regionally recognized faculty from the University of Washington. The 10-week lecture series is designed for healthcare workers in primary care who want to improve the care of older adults, learn about age-friendly care, manage and recognize common geriatric problems, and much more! 

Registration is now open, register today!


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.

*Check out our Professional Support Team talking about Caregiving During the Holidays!


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!

2022 Schedule starts Thursday February 3rd where the network will discuss "The Gray Matters: Dilemmas, Decisions, and Uncertainty in Geriatric Care"


Bucking the Bug: Integrating Enhanced Infection Control Content

Help the future nursing and allied health workforce start their careers with a solid understanding of infection control theory and realities of practice.

The goal of Project Firstline is to educate early career healthcare workers and students in order to provide a solid foundation in the principles of infection control and the skills needed to keep themselves and their patients safe.  These training modules are a part of Project Firstline, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) innovative infection control training collaborative, and are designed to further integrate essential infection control training and practice into nursing and allied health curricula.


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.


Building Resilience ECHO Project

Building Resilience: Maintaining Quality Care in Nursing Homes During COVID, an ECHO Project for healthcare professionals!

A live 12 week series on Wednesdays. March 2nd - May 18th, 2022. 1-2:00pm (MST)/2-3:00pm (central) for healthcare professionals.  Presenters include regional and national experts in geriatric care. Receive feedback on your QAPI process from quality improvement experts.  Offered over Zoom.  Brought to you by the Great Plains - Mountain GWEP Consortium.


 

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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 caregiverrs and people with dementia with the goal of enhanceing 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 increaseing 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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