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.
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- Spring semester – Nursing 511 “Community supports for people with dementia” is a service-learning course open to all majors, undergraduate and graduate
- January 18 at 11 am central – “Dementia Friendly Toolkit: Role Play Simulations for Care and Community Settings,” a webinar organized by George Washington University School of Nursing featuring CARE’s Diane Farsetta; online registration required
One-Day Conferences for Direct Care Staff
CARE organizes one-day conferences that help CNAs, group home staff, personal care workers, and other direct care staff understand best care practices for older adults. The CARE U Train-the-Trainer prepares others to offer this curriculum.
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 more actively involved.
Careers in Aging Week
CARE marks national Careers in Aging Week in April by organizing campus events with the student Geriatric Interest Group that raise student awareness of opportunities in aging research, geriatric practice, and gerontology.
Community Supports for People with Dementia
CARE helped develop and serves as the community partner liaison for this interdisciplinary community-based learning course, Nursing 511.