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CGWEP Attends Statewide Falls Prevention Conference

May 3, 2024

Falls are not a normal part of aging. Indeed, most falls are preventable. According to the North Carolina Division of Public Health, one in four older adults falls each year. Not only that, but these falls are the top cause of fatal injuries and the second leading cause of nonfatal injuries among adults falls. Since … Read more

Dr. Meredith Gilliam Discusses Diagnosing Depression

February 2, 2024

In a recent AARP article, Dr. Meredith Gilliam discusses how depressive the symptoms may overlap with chronic medical conditions, early dementia, hearing and vision loss, and medication side effects.loved one.

CAH Sponsors Community Caregiver Event

September 21, 2023

On September 7, Center for Aging and Health staff represented the UNC School of Medicine at the Duke Caregiver Community Event. The caregiver-focused event offered attendees a full day educational opportunities and resources. Representing the Center were Associate Director of Policy and Strategic Alliance Ellen Schneider, Project Manager June Weston, and UNC Geriatrics Clinic social … Read more

2023 Falls Prevention Awareness Week

September 7, 2023

For 15 years, the National Council on Aging, the Falls Free Initiative, and other partners have educated older adults about falls prevention during Falls Prevention Awareness Week. This year’s theme is ‘From Awareness to Action’. During the week of September 18-22, 2023, the spotlight will be on falls in older adults. Read more about 2023 … Read more

Aspiring Theater Design Student Awarded Gerontology Scholarship

July 11, 2023

This year’s recipient of the Brown/Kraus Scholarship in Gerontology is an aspiring theater design student. Nim, the 2023 awardee, believes the theater brings the generations together and creates joy. She remembers the fun of having older adults from the local senior center attend dress rehearsals for shows at Middletown High School South. Nim will attend Montclair … Read more

CGWEP Attends AGS 2023

May 11, 2023

Before AGS 2023 began in earnest, attendees participated in a day of pre-conference activities on Wednesday, May 3. One of these events was the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) pre-conference session.

6th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

March 14, 2023

On May 11, 2023, the 6th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium will help empower aging services professionals with tools to improve the lives of older adults. This all-day symposium is sponsored by the National Council on Aging. The event is virtual and free of charge. Find additional details and Register.

CGWEP Represented at GSA 2022

December 8, 2022

Recently, clinicians and staff from UNC Geriatric Medicine attended GSA22, the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting. At the GWEP-CC Pre-Conference Meeting, Social/Clinical Research Assistant Jennifer Hubbard represented the CGWEP. This preconference event had a range of speakers presenting on various topics. Some topics covered included the 4Ms consumer tools, Age-Friendly sustainability in urban … Read more

8th edition of Reichel’s Care of the Elderly published

October 4, 2022

Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead serves as editor on the 8th edition of this premiere textbook on clinical Geriatrics available soon from Cambridge Press.  Dr. Cristine Henage co-authored the up to date chapter on Health Literacy.