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Minnesota Northstar GWEP News

December 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Kristine Talley, who led a project included in the journal Innovation in Aging, Dec. 2021: "An Inter-University Virtual Geriatric Case Competition to Build Interprofessional Collaboration Skills

Understanding Ageism: Prejudice Against Our Future Self, by Dawn Simonson, MPA, CEO of Trellis and a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

November 2021

Community-University Health Care Center CEO Colleen McDonald Diouf Awarded 2021-2022 Charlotte Striebel Equity Award

Spotlight on the Volunteer Coaches and Judges for the Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition

Congratulations to the Winning Team of the 2021 Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition

2021 Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition: Top Three Teams Announced

October 2021

How to deal with dry mouth, featuring Dr. Stephen Schuman, professor & director, Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program, School of Dentistry - University of Minnesota, and member of the Interprofessional Geriatrics Coordinating Council, Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

September 2021

Gratitude for the legacy of Dr. Jean Wyman and congratulations on her retirement: Jean Wyman, PhD, RN, GNP, FGSA, FAAN, a former leader of the Minnesota Northstar GWEP, retired from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing in August 2021. Dr. Wyman offered 24 years of service to the University as professor and Cora Meidl Siehl Chair in Nursing Research, including serving as a co-director for the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (MN GWEP).

Voices of Aging with ASIG UMN podcast featuring MN Northstar GWEP project manager Teresa Schicker, who discusses the UMN Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition (episode one and episode two).

August 2021

Working Together to Improve Geriatric Health: The Minnesota Northstar Geriatric Enhancement Program (MN GWEP) is a leader in collaboration and outreach with GWEPs across the country

June 2021

Elder care advocates weigh in on next steps for MN seniors amid coronavirus - Pioneer Press

April 2021

Pill-Dispensing Tech Makes the Medicine Go Down...With Human Help, That Is - The Wall Street Journal

Pandemic-Driven Disruptions in Oral Health: 10 Transformative Trends in Care for Older Adults

The Upper Midwest Nursing Home COVID-19 ECHO Collaborative Advances Preparedness, Safety and Infection Control During COVID-19

March 2021

Long-term care reunions: What families need to know - KARE 11

February 2021

Minnesota bill would shield health care providers from COVID-related lawsuits - Star Tribune

Minnesota Northstar GWEP Newsletter (PDF)

Minnesota Ranks Number One in Long-Term Support and Services: Recognizing Achievement While Bridging Equity Gaps

January 2021

Paper: Applying the Age-Friendly Health System Framework to Long-Term Care Settings

Two Clinics Join Age-Friendly Health Systems, a Nationwide Movement to Improve Health Care for Older Adults

Resources for the Caregiver: Dementia Outreach and Education

December 2020

A winter in isolation: How to stay connected during a lonely pandemic - MPR

Is the Pandemic Hurting Your Teeth?

Special Feature in the Star Tribune Featuring Jim Pacala, MD, MS: Preparing Minnesota for a "Silver Tsunami"

November 2020

Fall 2020 Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition Winners Announced

Winning UMN Team Announced Following Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition Semi-Finals

October 2020

Dementia Friends Information Sessions: Cultivating Sensitivity in Caring for People with Cognitive Impairment

University of Minnesota joins Global Network of Age-Friendly Universities in Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Older Adults

September 2020

New Ideas to Make Long-Term Care Insurance Cheaper and Better - Next Avenue

U of M School of Public Health to establish the Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving

Launching the Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation

August 2020

Our vast family care system for the elderly is at risk of collapse - Star Tribune

June 2020

Joy in Aging: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Rosalie Kane

Elder care advocates weigh in on next steps for MN seniors amid coronavirus

What is being done to implement Age-Friendly health care?

Dr. Joe Gaugler, Co-Director of the Minnesota Northstar GWEP, facilitated "Aging on the Farm" in collaboration with UMASH (Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center) on June 15, 2020. They hosted a forum to engage community and health-related organizations and community members on the topic of aging in place for the agricultural workforce and their communities. Download the forum slides and view the videos and other materials here.

May 2020

Remembering longtime University of Minnesota professor Dr. Rosalie Kane

February 2020

Making Dental Care Dementia Friendly (U of M School of Dentistry)

UMN program seeks to make Minnesota more Age-Friendly

January 2020

Professor travels the state to spread dementia awareness

Over 65? Smoked even a little in your lifetime? You might want to get screened for this

December 2019

Age-friendly health systems: Providing care that matters

Minnesota takes first steps to become "Age-Friendly society" to address number of seniors

State of Minnesota executive order: Establishing the governor's council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota

Low-risk operations more dangerous for elderly patients than previously thought

November 2019

Moving toward an age-friendly Minnesota: We still have much to do.

Alzheimer's disease topic of program in Crosslake

October 2019

Five Ways We Are Aging Better than Ever

Deciding when to stop screening for cancer is 'tricky.' So is having that conversation with patients

Martin County is a Stop on the Statewide Tour of Dr. Joseph Gaugler Speaking on Alzheimer’s

CREST To Host Martin County Stop on Alzheimer’s Tour

September 2019

Can early hearing loss intervention help stave off dementia?

Making Strides Toward Age-Friendly Healthcare

July 2019

UMN Medical School’s Dr. James Pacala Awarded $3.74M in Funding for Geriatric Health

June 2019

University of Minnesota receives $3.74 million geriatrics workforce grant