NEXT WEBINAR: Tuesday, November 20, noon – 1 PM central

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.

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MGS 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

SAVE THE DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
Minnesota Gerontological Society 
39th Annual Conference

Designing Our Destiny: Aging Ain’t for Sissies Challenges, Opportunities, and Affordability

Opening Plenary: Dave Durenberger, retired US Senator
Luncheon Speaker: Nick Mezacapa

Preliminary Workshop Topics Long-term Care / Chronic Care: What Will It Look Like? Smart Technology: Will It Enhance Life? Moral Implications of Decision Making Economics: Retirement Policy, Income Supports, How Do We Save?, Own Your Future Campaign Housing Options: What Will It Look Like? Valuing the Social Component of Care Informal Caregivers and Volunteers Lessons from the Disability Community More . . . .

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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.

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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.

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GenSilent: Film Screening and Aging Conversation

November 21, 9:30 – 11:30 AM at Lutheran Social Services

Do you provide welcoming services? Nearly 4 in 5 LGBT older adults in MN are not certain they would receive safe services from providers. This can lead to isolation and worsen health conditions.

Join the Ramsey County Citizens Advisory Council – Adult Services Committee in a conversation about LGBT aging with the film GenSilent* and a panel of local experts and LGBT advocates.

Event is free but registration is required

PAST WEBINAR: July 9, 2014

Bipolar Disorder in the Older Adult 

By Mary Butler, PhD, MBA

This webinar presented preliminary results specific to older adults from a systematic review of the literature on treatment of bipolar disorder.

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PAST WEBINAR – May 21, 2014

Risks of Hearing Loss in Our Aging Population

by: Marty Barnum, CSC, MA

Research out of Johns Hopkins Medical Center is showing a correlation between hearing loss, falls, and dementia in people over the age of 50.  People in this age group who have a hearing loss, are at higher risk for falls and for dementia.

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