Truckers on the Road to Better Cardiovascular Health – CARE Connections

Imagine if most days you couldn’t get a good night’s sleep, or eat a home-cooked meal, or even go for a walk. That’s the situation many truck drivers face, and it harms their health. Read …

Student hourly position, intergenerational lunch and more for Careers in Aging Week!

During Careers in Aging Week (from April 1 to 5), see the attached flyer or click here for campus opportunities to learn about how you can support healthy aging in your future career. Highlights include: …

Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities – CARE Connections

How can community groups improve quality of life for people living with dementia and their family, care partners, and friends? Wisconsin’s Fox Valley Memory Project has been fostering dementia-friendly communities for more than a decade. …

Making Hospitals More Dementia Friendly – CARE Connections

How can hospitals—with their often confusing and hectic environments—become more supportive of patients living with dementia and their family care partners? Read how three Wisconsin hospitals are meeting the needs of this patient population in …

Understanding the Needs of Heart Failure Patients – CARE Connections

What happens if patients aren’t able to follow care instructions—and their healthcare providers (and sometimes the patients themselves) don’t realize that they can’t? Read how researchers seek to better understand and meet the needs of …

“We Need to Have Our Voices Heard”: A Menominee Elder’s Perspective – CARE Connections

“I used to introduce myself by saying I am an elder in denial and I’m also a recovering Tribal Chairman,” laughs Karen Washinawatok. Wishnawatok, the former Chair of the Menominee Tribal Government, served as this …

Changing Care and Engaging Communities for Healthy Aging – CARE Connections

“What we do to fix our communities for older people fixes it for everybody,” according to a clinical nurse specialist in geriatrics. Learn about age-friendly intergenerational and community initiatives in the current issue of CARE …