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The Minnesota Northstar GWEP is delighted to unveil the Age-Friendly Care and Education Collection, a rich online compendium of educational and training resources such as geriatric education toolkits, videos, clinical tools, and preceptor materials. Explore and contribute to this curated collection!

COVID-19 and Living with Dementia, couple walking together

Living with or caring for someone with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges. Listen to a panel of experts discuss COVID-19 and Living with Dementia. You'll also find a list of Minnesota-based and national resources for older adults and their caregivers.

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The University of Minnesota is proudly enrolled in Age-Friendly Universities, a global network of institutions who are committed to becoming more Age-Friendly. Congratulations to Rajean Moone, PhD, LNHA, FGSA, who leads this effort and serves on MN GWEP's Interprofessional Geriatrics Coordinating Council.

 Becky Olson-Kellogg

Congratulations to Becky Olson-Kellogg, PT, DPT, on being appointed to the Board on Aging by Governor Walz. Dr. Olson-Kellogg is a co-investigator for MN GWEP and serves on MN GWEP's Interprofessional Geriatrics Coordinating Council.

Dr. Rosalie Kane, PhD

We recognize and honor the life and legacy of our colleague Rosalie Kane, PhD, who passed away in May 2020. Read this article spotlighting Dr. Kane's remarkable spirit and this news story celebrating her legacy as a pioneer in researching quality of life in long-term care settings.

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Congratulations to Joseph Gaugler, PhD, and his team for leading the BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence in Dementia Caregiving. The award confirms the University of Minnesota's reputation for excellence in supporting caregivers and families dealing with dementia. This work complements MN GWEP's outreach to dementia caregivers in Minnesota's 87 counties.




Reach of Projects

4 Ms Framework

4ms Framework: what matters, medication, mentation and mobility

The United States is aging. The number of older adults, individuals ages 65 years and older, is growing rapidly. As we all age, care becomes more complex. Health systems frequently are not prepared for this complexity, and older adults suffer a disproportionate amount of harm while in the care of the health system.

The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), set a bold vision to build a social movement so that all care with older adults is Age-Friendly. Read how GWEP is addressing each of the 4Ms.