Get Involved

CARE seeks to engage a wide range of people with an interest in older adult health, from healthcare and housing providers, to students and faculty, to community members and local organizations.

CARE’s upcoming events and other opportunities to get involved are described below. (Our previous events are listed here.) Please contact us if you are interested or would like more information.

You can also connect with CARE on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to our email newsletter at right.

Upcoming Events

  • Apply to be a CARE U trainer who offers conferences for direct care staff—applications due February 1
  • “Onboarding Assisted Living Nurses: How do we do it better?” workshop led by CARE founder Barb Bowers and Kim Nolet at the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association Spring Conference, March 19-20, Wisconsin Dells

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Healthy Aging Fairs

CARE organizes one to two healthy aging fairs a year, where students from nursing and other programs offer health screening and information to older adults. Check under "upcoming events." If you would like to host one, please contact CARE.

One-Day Conferences for Direct Care Staff

Each summer, CARE organizes one-day conferences that help CNAs, group home staff, personal care workers and other direct care staff understand complex conditions and best care practices for older adults. Check under "upcoming events."

Barb King leads a hands-on simulation activity

CARE Network and Affiliates

The CARE Network is a community of practice of UW-Madison faculty, staff and graduate students with an interest in older adult health and well-being. The Network fosters communication and collaboration, with Affiliates being actively involved.

Careers in Aging Week

CARE marks national Careers in Aging Week in early April by organizing campus events that raise student awareness of opportunities in aging research, geriatric practice and gerontology. Check under "upcoming events."

Community Supports for People with Dementia

CARE helped develop and supports this interdisciplinary community-based learning course, which is offered both fall and spring semesters.

Final Presentations by Independent Study Students

Special Project Opportunities

For interested students, the CARE Network offers opportunities on campus and in the community. CARE projects offer opportunities for long-term care providers (GERI-Res) and community members (caregiver app) to provide input.