EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Upcoming Events

 

CARE in the News

"Nursing school teaches students to use music to rescue memory," aired on WISC-TV News 3, May 18, 2016

"UW–Madison creating new app to help caregivers responsible for loved ones," aired on WKOW-27's Wake Up Wisconsin, November 13, 2015

CARE Director Barb Bowers appointed to a task force to improve Pennsylvania's long-term care system

"Expert warns of wave of dementia patients," Wisconsin Health News, July 20, 2015

"Dementia-friendly health care workshops," aired on NBC-15 July 16, 2015

Wisconsin Department of Health Services offers resources written by Dr. Barbara Bowers and Kimberly Nolet on caring for people with intellectual disability

PhD candidate Kristin Pecanec contributes to study raising questions about surgical informed consent: "Study Raises Ethical Questions about Limits of Informed Consent for 'Big Surgery'" 

An article by Dr. Barbara Bowers and Kimberly Nolet for The Gerontologist special issue "Transforming Nursing Home Culture: Evidence for Practice and Policy" was featured in McKnight's Long Term Care News  

 

Announcements

CARE Seeks Family Members Helping Older Adults to Interview for Project to Develop Caregiver App, Fall 2016

Fall 2016 service-learning seminar N590: Community Supports for People with Dementia

CARE Seeks Caregivers to Interview for Online Caregiver Support Project, Jan 2015

School of Nursing Aims to Improve the Aging Experience Through $1.7 Million CARE-Led Grant, Dec 2014

CARE Visiting Scholar Dr. Hui-min Xiao, July 2014

 

Awards

Gilmore-Bykovskyi Receives 2015 New Investigator Award in Clinical/Applied Research from the UW–Madison Institute on Aging

Lor Receives Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health

Bowers Honored for Mentoring Students of Color

Bowers Receives Recognition for Global Engaged Scholarship

Lor Chosen for Excellence in Gerontological Nursing

Nolet Selected for Administrative Achievement Award

Gilmore-Bykovskyi Honored as Invaluable Mentor

 

Past Events

School of Nursing Colloquium: A Tenure Track-Clinical Faculty Grant Collaboration to Develop Geriatric Simulations. Wednesday, October 19, 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m., Signe Skott Cooper Hall room 2305, 701 Highland Avenue, Madison. 

CARE Interprofessional Healthy Aging Fair at the Saving Sight Macular Degeneration Symposium (a free public event; advance registration required). Thursday, October 27, 2016, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison. Health information and screenings will be available from 9:45 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. from the UW–Madison School of Nursing, Audiology, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, McPherson Eye Research Institute and UWHealth Clinical Nutrition.

How to attract and retain nurses to long-term care organizations, September 1, 2016 presentation to Dane County Continuity of Care, 8:15 a.m.– 9:00 a.m., Coventry Village, 7707 North Brookline Drive, Madison. 

CARE Network welcome back potluck lunch. Friday, September 2, 2016, 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., Signe Skott Cooper Hall room 5105, 701 Highland Avenue, Madison.

Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) Fall Forum: Use of Technologies to Improve Senior Care. Thursday, September 8, 3:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m., Schneider Building Hall 100, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. 

Kick-off meeting of the student Geriatric Interest Group. Tuesday, September 13, 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m., Signe Skott Cooper Hall's Enroth Hall, 701 Highland Avenue, Madison.

UW Nursing CAREs! walk team at the Dane County Alzheimer's Walk. Saturday, September 24, starting 8:45 a.m. at the Warner Park shelter, 1511 Northport Drive, Madison. Join the UW Nursing CAREs! walk team or make a donation to the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin to help us reach our team goal at http://support.alzwisc.org/goto/CARE

CARE Health Fair at the Juneteenth African American community celebration. June 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m., Penn Park, 2101 Fisher Street, Madison. 

PCW & CNA One-Day Conference: A day just for you! Monday, June 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Monroe Clinic (Founders Hall, lower level), 515 22nd Avenue, Monroe. Click here for details. 

Interprofessional Healthy Aging Fair at Capitol Lakes, 333 W Main Street in Madison, Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 11 a.m.–3:00 p.m. The UW–Madison Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine and Public Health; Physical Therapy, Audiology/Communication Sciences and Disorders, Swallowing/Speech Pathology, Clinical Nutrition Programs; and McPherson Eye Research Institute and Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will provide free health screenings and information for older adults. Click here for flyer. 

Ageism Makes Me Sick: A special Careers in Aging Week event, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. in the UW–Madison School of Nursing auditorium. Featuring Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging Executive Director Betsy Abramson, small group discussions led by diverse older adult community members, an interactive "Aging Wall," and refreshments!

CARE holiday iPod drive - CARE is collecting used iPods for donation to local nursing homes' Music and Memory Programs, now through December 4, 2015. Drop off your old iPod in room 4149 of Signe Skott Cooper Hall or contact us at care@son.wisc.edu or 608-265-4330. 

Can Technology Help Caregivers of Older Adults Anticipate Needs?, September 3, 2015 presentation to Dane County Continuity of Care, 8:00 a.m.– 9:15 a.m., Coventry Village, 7707 North Brookline Drive, Madison.

CARE Health Fair at the Madison Senior Center. September 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., 330 West Mifflin Street, Madison.

Geri-Res online residency program for nurses entering long-term care settings, August 3, 2015 presentation at the 2015 Pioneer Network Conference at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago.

Can Technology Help Caregivers of Older Adults Anticipate Needs?, August 6, 2015 workshop (10:45 am) at the Wisconsin Healthy Aging Summit at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point.

Creating Dementia-Friendly Health Care Organizations: What do policymakers need to know? Featuring Teepa Snow and family caregivers. July 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Signe Skott Cooper Hall auditorium, 701 Highland Avenue, Madison. Organized by CARE, ElderSpan and the UW–Madison School of Nursing and sponsored by Agrace, Catholic Charities, Dean & St. Mary's, and Home Health United.

Dementia care workshops with Teepa Snow, focused on confrontational and supportive communication, managing behaviors and making moments of joy, organized for direct care providers in conjunction with ElderSpan. July 16 and 17, 2015 (same one-day workshop presented twice), 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Signe Skott Cooper Hall auditorium, 701 Highland Avenue, Madison.

PCW & CNA One-Day Conference: A day just for you! June 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Mid-State Technical College, 1001 Centerpoint Drive, Stevens Point. 

Intellectual Disability: Understanding Changes as We Age. May 1, 2015, in the Weston/Wausau area. Presented by CARE's Barb Bowers and Kim Nolet, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Bureau of Assisted Living, and Wisconsin Caregiver Academy. 

Special Careers in Aging Week screening of "Alive Inside," the award-winning documentary about music's benefits for people with dementia. April 8, 2015, 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Cooper Hall auditorium (see flyer). Space is limited; students are encouraged to register early, using this link.
There will be light refreshments and interdisciplinary small group discussions following the film, led by event co-sponsors CARE, the UW-Madison Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health, Pharmacy, Social Work and Music, and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute.
Students can bring an iPod or iTunes gift card to the event, to donate to Wisconsin nursing homes taking part in the Music and Memory Project. 

Life after Nursing School: Talk to recent SON alums with hospital, home health and hospice experience. February 9, 2015, 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m., Enroth Hall in Signe Skott Cooper Hall, 701 Highland Ave, UW-Madison School of Nursing. 

Assisted Living Forum, organized by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. January 20, 2015, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m., Madison College room D-240, 211 North Carroll Street, Madison. CARE's Barb Bowers will lead a session on aging with intellectual disabilities. 

CARE Health Fair at Frost Woods senior apartments in Monona. November 7, 2014, 9:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m., 101 Frost Woods Rd, Monona. Nursing student volunteers will offer blood pressure screenings, diet and exercise information, tech assistance and discussions about advance directives. 

Intellectual Disability: Understanding Changes as We Age. October 10, 2014, in Port Washington, WI. Presented by CARE's Barb Bowers and Kim Nolet, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Bureau of Assisted Living, and Wisconsin Caregiver Academy.

CARE Health Fair at Waterford of Fitchburg. October 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m., 5440 Caddis Bend, Fitchburg.

Dementia Summit: Delivering Patient and Family-Centered Care. October 4, 2014. Presented by CARE with the UW–Madison School of Nursing, UW Hospital and Clinics, and the Madison City-Wide Educators Group. 

CARE Health Fair at the Madison Senior Center. September 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., 330 West Mifflin Street, Madison. 

CARE Health Fair at the Lake Point Picnic in southeast Madison. August 28, 2014, 1:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m., 1607 Lake Point Drive, Madison.

CARE Health Fair at the Juneteenth African American community celebration. June 21, 2014, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., Penn Park, 2101 Fisher Street, Madison. 

PCW & CNA One-Day Conference: A day just for you! June 6, 2014, 10 AM - 3 PM, Madison College Truax Main Building, Room C1423, 1701 Wright St, Madison. Organized by CARE with the Wisconsin Long-Term Care Workforce Alliance

Not Your Grandparents' Healthcare Experience: Changing Care & Engaging Communities for Healthy Aging, part of National Careers in Aging Week.  April 9, 2014, 8:30 - 10 AM, H6/215 Clinical Science Center (UW Hospital and Clinics), 600 Highland Ave, Madison.

Frail Older Adults: Building a Care System. April 9 - 10, 2014, Chicago, IL.