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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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Dementia Support Center

enhancing the dementia-capability of our community through education, and provision of home and community-based services

 

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Education Modules for Pharmacists

Register now!  Education Modules for Pharmacists

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!


Spring 2021 Geriatric Healthcare Internet Series

Spring 2021 Geriatric Healthcare Internet Series

Topics include: Social Isolation, POLST, Grief and Loss, Geriatric Fraud, Anemia, Prevention, Vaccinations and more!  Series is offered remote over Zoom and continuing Education Credits are available or most disciplines.  


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 “Yours, Mine, and Ours: COVID-19 and the Changing Culture of Infection Prevention” 

The UW ECHO in Geriatrics offers support to providers who care for older adults by creating a network of colleagues in the Rocky Mountain region. This module will provide access to infection prevention experts to support continued efforts to address COVID-19 in long term care. We welcome your presentations of challenging cases and situations for consultation. Schedule your consultation today!


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HealthyU Workshops

Healthy U is a workshop for people with chronic health conditions and their friends, family, and caregivers. Over the course of six weeks, Healthy U participants learn valuable skills to help them take control of their condition and live happier, healthier lives.  Contact Dominick for more information about online workshop options: dduhamel@uwyo.edu | (307) 766-2765

 

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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!

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.

The Dementia Support Center

As dementia progresses, people depend more on others for help. At the WyCOA Dementia Support Center (DSC) we work to educate and help families find services to decrease their stress from caring for a loved one with dementia.

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Tech2Connect

Funds to connect 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.

WY State Plan To Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia's. 

Success depends on developing a strong coalition of organizations, providers, caregivers, nursing home representatives, and practitioners around the state. With input and materials from surrounding states in the region, the Wyoming State Plan can inform the strategies designed to capitalize on our strengths and minimize our challenges.

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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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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