Next MGS Webinar: The Future of Family Caregiving – Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Future of Family Caregiving – Thursday, May 21, 2015, noon CDT

by: Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD, Associate Professor and McKnight Presidential Fellow, School of Nursing and Center on Aging, University of Minnesota

This webinar will consider how socio-demographic, health, economic, and policy trends may influence how family care is provided to older adults in need in the United States, as well as potential solutions.

Details, Handouts and Registration:

Past Statewide Virtual Conference – May 1, 2015

Supporting the Desire to Age in Place: Important Considerations for the Aging Population

Statewide Virtual Conference for Students, Faculty and Health Care Professionals – May 1, 2015

Three one-hour webinars are provided by experts in the field from the University of Minnesota and St Cloud State University and will provide valuable information to help you support your patients’ desires and ensure that they are able to safely age in place.

Details, Handouts, CEUs  and Recordings

Past Webinar – April 9, 2015

Urging Minnesotans to Face Aging – April 9

by Patti Cullen, President/CEO, Care Providers of Minnesota
and Jodi Boyne, V.P. Public Relations, LeadinigAge Minnesota

Face Aging MN is a statewide campaign to raise awareness about the issues that accompany the reality of a rapidly aging society. The goal is to create a conversation about aging that engages families, community leaders, caregivers and legislators, a conversation that ultimately leads to a smarter and better care model for older Minnesota.

Webinar-FaceAgingMN – handouts

Past Webinar: March 25, 2015

Workforce Solutions for Aging Services Careers
by Adam Suomala, V.P. Strategic Affairs, LeadingAge MN 

This webinar will provide a review of growing workforce challenges facing Minnesota’s aging services field and practical efforts underway to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained caregivers for the future.

Details and Handouts

Past Webinar – Feb. 25, 2015

New Americans: Solutions to Work Force Challenges
in Long Term Care
with Jane Graupman, E.D., International Institute of MN


The Medical Careers Pathway for New Americans is a model developed by the International Institute of Minnesota that has evolved over the years to meet both the needs of New Americans and the demand from the long term care industry for a well trained and qualified  healthcare workforce. The program has reduced turnover and provided quality care to elders in our community.

Details and Handouts

Past Webinar: January 21, 2015

Empower Change Through Advocacy
with Jodi Boyne, V.P. of Public Relations, LeadingAge MN

Advocacy is about making your issues heard and working
to empower change.  This webinar will provide an overview of advocacy and
review the five steps of effective advocacy: planning, development,
recruitment, engagement and evaluation.

Details and Handouts

Past Webinar: December 9, 2014

Aging: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

with Robert L. Kane, MD, Professor and Minnesota Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging,
School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Management

Dr. Kane will review aging stereotypes, contrasting studies, and the upsides and downsides of aging.

  • No one aims to get old but  the alternative is even less appealing
  • Our society spends a great deal of money trying to avoid aging
  • Views of aging vary widely. Not everyone ages the same way
  • Our society is not prepared for the expansion of older people and the needs they will bring; now is the time for action

Details and handouts.

PAST WEBINAR: November 20

Using Yoga for Managing Chronic Diseases in Older Adults
with Corjena Cheung, PhD, RN, FGSA, Univ. of Minnesota

This webinar will discuss the current evidence on the effects of yoga in older adults with chronic health conditions including osteoarthritis, diabetes, stroke, COPD, osteoporosis and depression. Upon successful completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the safety and feasibility of using yoga for health management in older adults with chronic health conditions.
2. Describe the current evidence on the effects of yoga on chronic diseases in older adults.


Past Webinar: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ethics and Values in Aging & Long-Term Supportive Services
with Rosalie Kane, PhD, UMN School of Public Health

This webinar focuses on common ethical issues encountered by professionals working
with older adults and examines how to identify and respect the values and
preferences held by older people and their families.

Webinar Details (scroll down the page to find info on this webinar)


Past Webinar: September 23

The Healthy Brain Initiative:
Public Health Road Map for State & National Partnerships  

with Jan Mueller, Vice President for Government Affairs at  the Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND

The Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Aging Program have developed a road maps to advance cognitive health as a vital, integral component of public health. Jan Mueller will outline a series of steps that state and local public health agencies can take to promote cognitive functioning, address cognitive impairment and meet the needs of care partners.

Webinar Details