Previous Events

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2020 Events

  • “In Celebration of Nurses & the Integral Role they Play in Person-Directed Care” Green House webinar led by CARE founder Barb Bowers, May 6 at 2 pm central
  • Presentations at the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association Spring Conference, LeadingAge Wisconsin Spring Conference, and Healthy Aging Summit were canceled due to COVID-19

2019 Events

  • Caregiving Skills Workshop with CARE Affiliate Eileen Partridge and Dementia Care Specialist Pam Kul-Berg, December 2, Darlington, WI
  • Workshops Expanding Caregiver Awareness and Resources: October 9, Madison, Dane County
  • CARE Director Barb King presents to the Madison Breakfast Optimist International club, September 24 at 7:30 am, Lussier Center, 55 S Gammon Road
  • CARE Outreach Specialist Diane Farsetta discusses accessibility at the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation annual gathering, September 19 from 8:30 am, 1000 N Oak Avenue, Marshfield
  • Workshops Expanding Caregiver Awareness and Resources: September 18, River Falls, Pierce County
  • Workshops Expanding Caregiver Awareness and Resources: September 11, Antigo, Langlade County
  • CARE Director Barb King presents on a nurse-led intervention to support older adult mobility at Continuity of Care’s monthly meeting, September 5 at 8:30 am, Coventry Village, 7707 N Brookline Drive in Madison
  • Workshops Expanding Caregiver Awareness and Resources: August 13, Menomonie, Dunn County
  • Workshops Expanding Caregiver Awareness and Resources: July 29, Dodgeville, Iowa County
  • Conference for Certified Nursing Assistants, Personal Care Workers, family caregivers and direct care staff, “A Day Just For You!, Madison Area Technical College, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm July 17
  • Conference for Certified Nursing Assistants, Personal Care Workers, family caregivers and direct care staff, “A Day Just For You!, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm June 27
  • CARE staff Kim Nolet and Lisa Gervais, “Mastering Staff Competencies: A Game Plan for Staff Competency Assurance,” LeadingAge Wisconsin seminar, DeForest, Wisconsin, 8 am to 4 pm June 27
  • Workshops Expanding Caregiver Awareness and Resources: Black River Beach Neighborhood Center, La Crosse, Respite care session at 1 pm, Dementia care session at 3:30 pm June 27
  • CARE Affiliate Sarah Endicott, “The Potential Impact of the Geriatric Specialist Nurse,” Chinese Geriatrics Society Conference, Beijing, China, June 13
  • CARE staff Diane Farsetta, “Developing Agefully, an online tool for family caregivers of older adults,” Wisconsin Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research Center Seminar, 1248 Health Sciences Learning Center, UW–Madison, 12 pm May 21
  • CARE Affiliate Lisa Bratzke, “Cognition and Alzheimer’s Prevention,” Hudson Public Library, 6:30 pm May 16
  • CARE Affiliate Lisa Bratzke, “Cognition: What Is It and Why Is It Important?” NARFE Wisconsin (National Association of Retired Federal Employees), Wintergreen Resort, Wisconsin Dells, 2:45 pm May 7
  • CARE Director Barb King and CARE staff Kim Nolet, “What If We Changed Their Entire Experience? Nine Ways to Attract Nursing Students into Long-Term Care,” LeadingAge Wisconsin’s Spring Conference, La Crosse, 10 am May 3
  • CARE Affiliate Tonya Roberts, “Engaging Families as Partners in Nursing Home Care,” pre-conference workshop at LeadingAge Wisconsin’s Spring Conference, La Crosse, 1:15 pm May 1
  • CARE Affiliate Lisa Bratzke, “Cognition: What Is It and Why Is It Important?” Luck Public Library, 6:30 pm April 26
  • CARE and Geri-Res exhibit table at the Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council Annual Symposium, February 25-27, 2019 at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
  • CARE Affiliates Lisa Bratzke and Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi at an Evidence-Based Health Policy Project State Capitol Briefing on February 20 on “Communities as Caregivers: Policies for a Dementia Friendly State
  • CARE Affiliate Lisa Bratzke and CARE staff Diane Farsetta at the annual Dementia Friendly Initiatives in Dane County breakfast on February 13 from 8 to 9:30 am at Oak Park Place, 718 Jupiter Drive in Madison
  • “Perspectives on Dementia” lunch and learn on January 29 at 1 pm in room 1231 of the School of Nursing / Cooper Hall

2018 Events

  • Colloquium on Aging, CARE hosting an exhibit table, October 25, Gordon Commons, Madison
  • LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo, CARE hosting an exhibit table, October 28-31, Philadelphia, PA
  • American Health Care Association Annual Convention and Expo, CARE hosting an exhibit table, October 7-10, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
  • Dementia Simulation Toolkits, a CARE poster presentation at the Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Annual Conference September 26-29 in Washington D.C.
  • Improving the Nursing Department Communication Strategies, a presentation at the Director of Nursing Fall Workshop, September 25, sponsored by the Wisconsin DON Council, at the Blue Harbor Conference Center in Sheboygan
  • Role Playing to Better Communicate with and Support People Living with Dementia, a CARE workshop at the Aging and Disability Network Conference, September 13 at the Kalahari Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells
  • A Walk Through CARE’s Dementia Friendly Toolkit, September 6 from 8 am at Coventry Village, 7707 N Brookline Dr in Madison, at the Dane County Continuity of Care meeting
  • Active learning for campus and community: Developing a dementia friendly toolkit, September 5, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Colloquium, UW–Madison School of Nursing
  • A Walk Through CARE’s Dementia Friendly Toolkit, August 27 from 1:30 pm at the ADRC of Dane County, 2865 N Sherman Ave in Madison, at the Dementia Friendly Leaders meeting
  • Direct Care Staff One-Day Conference for CNAs & PCWs: A day just for you! Tuesday, July 31, from 9 am to 3 pm at Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Sauk City
  • Dementia Simulation: Toolkits for Campus and Community, a poster presentation at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago, July 23
  • Direct Care Staff One-Day Conference for CNAs & PCWs: A day just for you! Thursday, June 28, from 9 am to 3 pm at Milwaukee Area Technical College, Oak Creek
  • Dementia Friendly Toolkit Launch, Thursday, June 21 from 5 to 7 pm at the UW–Madison School of Nursing, 701 Highland Avenue – more info
  • CARE Director Barb Bowers and Kim Nolet presented at the WHCA/WiCAL Second Annual Quality Symposium on Wednesday, June 13 in Rothschild
  • Direct Care Staff One-Day Conference for CNAs & PCWs: A day just for you! Thursday, May 31, from 9 am to 3 pm at Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire
  • Fake It Until You Make It: Role-playing to Better Communicate with and Support People Living with Dementia, a workshop by Diane Farsetta, PhD, and Lisa Bratzke, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, Tuesday, May 8 at the Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin State Conference, Wisconsin Dells
  • CARE and Geri-Res exhibit at the WHCA/WiCAL Spring Conference and Exposition, April 12, Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells
  • Caregiving, Practice and Policy, a special Careers in Aging Week event with former Wisconsin Governor Schreiber Tuesday, April 3, 4:00 – 5:30 pm at Cooper Hall, UW–Madison School of Nursing
  • CARE Healthy Aging Fair at the Multicultural Senior Wellness Fair organized by the North/Eastside Senior Coalition, Friday, March 23, 9:00 – 11:30 am at the Warner Park Community Center, 1625 Northport Drive, Madison
  • Charting a Path for New Graduate RNs: Experiences with a Nurse Residency Model, a workshop by CARE Director Dr. Barbara Bowers at the WALA Spring Conference, Friday, March 16 at 8:45 am
  • CARE presentation to the Dane County Elder Abuse Coordinated Community Response team, Wednesday, March 14, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, in the Madison North Goodwill Store Community Room, 2901 North Sherman Ave
  • CARE’s Geri-Res on exhibit at the Wisconsin Directors of Nursing Symposium: February 27, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

2017 Events

  • Innovation at CARE: November 8, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Festival Foods Community Room, 810 East Washington Ave, Madison. A discussion of our caregiver app with Aging2.0 Madison
  • Fall Healthy Aging Fair: October 19, 9:00 – 11:30 am, Madison Senior Center. Contact CARE if you would like to join School of Nursing and other health sciences students, giving health screenings and short presentations at this community event for older adults
  • UW Nursing CAREs! team at the Dane County Walk to End Alzheimer’s: October 8, from 10:00 am at James Madison Memorial High School.
  • Preventing Falls Among Older Adults: What’s New and Emerging at UW? featuring CARE Affiliate Barb King, PhD, APRN-BC and colleagues from the UW–Madison Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine and Public Health and beyond, September 28, from 11 am to 12:30 pm at the Wisconsin State Capitol
  • Improving Care for Older Adults: a presentation by CARE Director Barb Bowers, September 21, 7:00 pm at Capitol Lakes, 333 West Main Street, Madison
  • Home Care Service Delivery Across Wisconsin: Panel discussion including CARE director Barb Bowers at the Wisconsin Personal Services Association’s Fall Conference – Thursday, September 21, from 9 am at Wintergreen Hotel and Resort, Wisconsin Dells
  • CARE Welcome Back Speed Networking event for faculty, graduate students and staff – Friday, September 15, from 8 to 9 am at Cooper Hall
  • Direct Care Staff One-Day Conference for CNAs & PCWs: A day just for you! August 8, from 9 am to 3 pm at Northcentral Technical College, Wausau
  • Direct Care Staff One-Day Conference for CNAs & PCWs: A day just for you! June 23, from 9 am to 3 pm at Southwest Technical College, Fennimore
  • Careers in Aging Week luncheon – Wednesday, April 5, from 11 am to 12 pm at Cooper Hall – Lunch with older adults, students, and School of Nursing faculty, organized with the Geriatric Interest Group, Capitol Lakes and Avalon Assisted Living
  • Careers in Aging Week documentary and discussion – Monday, April 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Cooper Hall – Presentation and discussion of the documentary Gen Silent
  • Healthy Aging Fair – Tuesday, March 28, from 12:30 to 3 pm, Goodman Community Center, Madison – Free health screenings, medication reviews, information and presentations on topics related to diabetes with UW–Madison Nursing, Pharmacy, Nutritional Sciences and Audiology students

2016 Events

  • School of Nursing Colloquium: A Tenure Track-Clinical Faculty Grant Collaboration to Develop Geriatric Simulations. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

2015 Events

  • CARE holiday iPod drive – CARE is collecting used iPods for donation to local nursing homes’ Music and Memory Programs, 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.
    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.

2014 Events

  • 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.
Teepa Snow workshop