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Minnesota Northstar GWEP News

April 2021

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

February 2021

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

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

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

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