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.
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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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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)
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.