Aging Conference Set for Laramie with Added Online Access

Aging Conference Set for Laramie with Added Online Access

September 24, 2018

Led by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Aging Division in partnership with the Wyoming Center on Aging, the 2018 Wyoming Conference on Aging is set for October 3-4 in Laramie. Sessions will also be broadcast to host sites around the state.

Themed “Engage at Every Age,” the conference offers up-to-date information on topics important to older adults and the professionals, family and friends in their lives. Sessions will be held at the University of Wyoming Conference Center in Laramie.

“It’s our hope this event can help increase awareness of current and emerging challenges around aging in Wyoming while also helping people learn about available programs and services,” said Lisa Osvold, WDH Aging Division senior administrator.

The conference will feature national and regional speakers, with sessions on topics such as healthy aging and community aging projects throughout Wyoming, dementia/Alzheimer’s, opioids and medication safety and caregiver support. A preconference option for professionals will focus on hoarding. Continuing education credit opportunities are also available.

To attend in person, advance registration is encouraged:

  • Visit www.uwyo.edu/wycoa, and follow the link to the Wyoming Conference on Aging page, where you will find the “register here” link.
  • Call (307) 766-2829 and ask about the Wyoming Conference on Aging.

A live broadcast shared with several host sites across the state is also planned. To watch at a host site at no cost, visit www.uwyo.edu/wycoa or call (307) 766-2829 to see if a local facility is a host site. Registration is not needed to attend at a broadcast host site.