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On Lok Founder visits UNC and Piedmonth Health Services

September 5, 2017

Ms. Hansen speaks to the Division of Geriatrics Jennie Chin Hansen, renowned founder of the On Lok program visited UNC’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and our partnering Federally Qualified Health Center, Piedmont Health Services to help celebrate National PACE month which runs through September. PACE stands for Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly. … Continued

Carolina GWEP program wins networking grant

August 7, 2017

The UNC Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) has won a $25,000 grant from the American Geriatrics Society, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Collaborating Center, to support a 1 day collaboration on American Indian/Alaska Native health issues. A total of 5 GWEPS will come together on October 27th in Tuscon, Arizona to discuss the complex cultural issues surrounding … Continued

Otago Online Course Hits 5,000 trainees

June 12, 2017

The UNC School of Medicine’s online training for Physical Therapists and other health professionals surpassed a milestone this week; reaching 5,000 trainees. The Otago Exercise Program is an evidence-based falls prevention program developed in New Zealand that reduces falls up to 40%. Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, Division Chief of the UNC Division of Geriatrics says … Continued

Caregivers Summit taking place in June

May 24, 2017

Caring for a loved one can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. Caregivers understand they have a job to do as a full-time member of their loved one’s care team. Caregiving can be shared among you, your family, your case manager, therapist or even your doctor. The Caregivers Summit provides respite, resolution, and resources as … Continued

Durham Chapel Hill Ranked #3 Best City for Successful Aging

May 24, 2017

  The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging has ranked Durham Chapel Hill 3rd among the top 20 large “Best Cities for Successful Aging.” Access the article here: http://aging.milkeninstitute.org/cfa-quarterly/article/64

Interprofessional training for 250+ students at UNC

February 14, 2017

The Carolina Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program was part of an Interprofessional Education Collaborative on campus that brought together 250 students from 10 disciplines to practice care planning for older adults. Over the course of 2 days teams of 10 learned about the disciplines of dentistry, dental hygiene, medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, public … Continued

Interprofessional Art Event- Flipping Cancer with Artist Marie Garlock

December 6, 2016

  Artist Marie Garlock performs Flipping Cancer December 2nd Social Work and Occupational Therapy join The Intensive Integration Curriculum of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine Art Event- 8:30am-11:45am, Old Clinic 4th Floor Auditorium Flipping Cancer with guest artist Marie Garlock http://www.itisinyou.org/flipping-cancer/   Description (96 words): Taboo, irony, betrayal, curiosity: what do our bodies, … Continued