Aging in the Heart of Rural Wisconsin – April CARE Connections

Rural communities are aging more rapidly than are other areas, in Wisconsin and across the country. How can nurses work with communities to help older adults thrive in rural areas?

Read the April issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE), to learn about the Healthy Aging in Rural Towns (HeART) project. Here’s an excerpt:

“We have patrons who have been using our library probably 70 or 80 years,” says Stangel. “We’re seeing their changing needs. We’re seeing them going from regular print to large print and audiobooks. We take books out to the senior living facilities. Families come in with questions about dementia care and senior resources.”

This month’s CARE Connections also includes a profile of CARE founding director Barb Bowers, information about free conferences for CNAs and PCWs this summer, plus news and upcoming events relevant to older adult health.

Sign up to receive future issues by email on the CARE website.

This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 04/30/2019.