Next Webinar: September 23 at noon

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.

Registration and Details

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

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 . . . .

More Conference Details

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.

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

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.

Webinar Details (scroll down the page)

PAST WEBINAR – March 20, 2014

The Answer to Quality in Nursing Homes: Culture Change

Culture change” is the common name given to the national movement for the transformation of older adult services, based on person-directed values and practices where the voices of elders and those working with them are considered and respected. Core person-directed values are choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living.

Webinar Details (scroll down the page)

PAST WEBINAR – February 18, 2014

The Vulnerable Adult Justice Project: A Collaborative Approach to Elder Justice in Minnesota

The Vulnerable Adult Justice Project (VAJP) is a unique, statewide advocacy collaborative which was founded in 2007 and administratively housed at William Mitchell College of Law. VAJP works to protect Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens from maltreatment (abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation).  Read more