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Understanding Geriatic Services & Navigating the Senior Adult Resources in Dane County

  • Tue, May 15, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Oakwood University Woods (West), Center for Arts and Education

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Understanding Geriatic Services & Navigating the Senior Adult Resources in Dane County

When: May 15, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Where: Oakwood University Woods (West), Center for Arts and Education, 6205 Mineral Point Road
Registration: Required by May 8, Cancellation by 8:30 a.m.
Speakers:  Peggy Troller, Cheryl Batterman, Jennifer Fischer

The U.S. Census Bureau showed that Dane County's elderly population is growing at a rate much faster than that of Wisconsin or the nation as a whole. This program offers the opportunity to become familiar with the geriatric services and the senior adult resources and services available to the Dane County aging population and how to access them.

Peggy Troller, DNP, MSMFT, RN-BC, Transitional Care Nurse Case Manager at UW Health, will share with you her perspective on the role of a geriatric nurse in a coordinated health care environment designed to ensure that senior adults can maintain safety and independence in their preferred dwellings.  Dr. Troller will identify the members of multidisciplinary geriatric medical team and describe their roles in both a primary setting and a coordinated health care system. She will review common geriatric health concerns and how these concerns are addressed. She will also address how personal choices and geriatric services can combine to provide a safe and healthy retirement.

Cheryl Batterman, Manager, Area Agency on Aging of Dane County, will address the vast network of aging services and resources in Dane County.  Jennifer Fischer, Manager, Aging and Disability Resource Center will address the resources and programs such as disability and long-term care related services and living arrangements, health, adult protective services, and nutrition available in Dane County.

Jennifer Fischer, MS, Manager, Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dane County, will elaborate in detail the various services offered to older adults and disabled clients. ADRC provides a central place for information, support, and assistance for services and resources available to the Dane County aging population and those who are living with disabilities. ADRC provides free, comprehensive, unbiased information and assists with connecting available services and resources to older adults and adults with disabilities.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. This session provides a great opportunity to become familiar with the role of the geriatric nurse and the valuable resources available for your health, safety, and independence.

Food pantry contributions

The pantry for this event will be Open Seat pantry. Both cash and checks payable to that organization will be accepted.

Parking

Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot). On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

Registration

Advance registration is required. If you are not registered in advance, you may not receive handouts. Contact the Association office (see below) by May 8, 2018, to register. If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please call 262-0641 by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the program.

To register by phone or email, call or email 

UW-Madison Retirement Association
21 N Park St, Room 7205
Madison WI 53715-1218
608-262-0641
retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu



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