MN Northstar GWEP logo and mission: The purpose of the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (MN GWEP) is to improve the healthcare and health of older adults across the entire state of Minnesota.

Upcoming Events

Age-Friendly University Day

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Monday, June 24, 2024
UMN McNamara Alumni Center
For lifelong learners, retirees, and older Minnesotans.
Learn more

Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition

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Fall 2024
A unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple disciplines and schools to come together as a team to develop a comprehensive, interprofessional plan of care for an older adult. Learn more here.

Dementia Friends

People holding up signs saying we are dementia friends

University of Minnesota health science students are invited to sign up. You can become a Dementia Friend (introductory information session) or become a Dementia Champion (to train others!) by following this link to our partners with Dementia Friends Minnesota.

Disrupting Aging

Faculty are invited to schedule this free two-hour interactive curriculum that challenges students to examine their aging perceptions. The curriculum complements any course of study and can be presented across disciplines at university campuses.

Dementia Friends

Through a partnership with Dementia Friends and ACT on Alzheimer's, we train health professionals, students, and community members. Learn more.

Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition

The University of Minnesota Geriatric Case Competition is a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple disciplines and schools at the U of M to develop a comprehensive, interprofessional plan of care for an older adult. Learn more.

Reach of Projects

Map of MN with highlighted counties

The maroon counties indicate where Minnesota Northstar GWEP has traveled to serve Minnesota’s older adults, their families, and their caregivers. This map reflects state visits as of November 2023.