Residents Invited to Alzheimer’s Disease Listening Sessions

Residents Invited to Alzheimer’s Disease Listening Sessions

March 13, 2017

Wyoming residents are invited by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and other partners to share thoughts and ideas for addressing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias at a series of statewide listening sessions.

A task force is developing a state plan to address Alzheimer’s disease in Wyoming. WDH is joined on the task force by the Wyoming Alzheimer’s Association, University of Wyoming Center on Aging, St. John’s Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital Foundation and AARP.

“We see these listening sessions as a great opportunity to gain insight into the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia as well as the challenges faced by those who care for these individuals,” said Linda Chasson, a WDH Aging Division program manager.

Chasson noted the number of Wyoming residents living with Alzheimer’s is expected to grow from an estimated 9,100 individuals last year to 13,000 in 2025.

Meetings in each community are scheduled from 3-5 p.m.

March 21-Cheyenne

Laramie County Community College, Room 108 Clay Pathfinder Ballroom

1400 East College Drive

March 22-Guernsey

Guernsey Senior Center, Dining Room

100 S. Wyoming Avenue

March 23-Casper

University of Wyoming at Casper Campus, Rm UU322

125 College Drive

March 24-Gillette

Campbell County Public Library, Wyoming Room

2101 South 4J Rd

March 27-Rock Springs

Rock Springs Library, Ferrero Room

400 C Street

March 28-Lander

Fremont County Library, Meeting Rooms A&B

451 N 2nd St

March 29-Ethete

Wind River Tribal College, Classroom C1

533 Ethete Road

March 30-Jackson

Teton County Library

125 Virginian Lane

April 5-Worland

Washakie County Library, Large Meeting Room

1019 Coburn Ave

April 6-Cody

Park County Library, Grizzly Room

1500 Heart Mountain Road

Interested residents who can’t attend one of the listening sessions may share their thoughts via an online survey found at https://uwgeriatric.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3l7QDLnvmHmoaJT.

For more information about the listening sessions and Alzheimer’s disease, please visit http://www.uwyo.edu/wycoa/_files/alz_state_plan.html or http://www.alz.org/wyoming/ online. For more information about the plan please contact Chasson at (307) 777-6103 or linda.chasson1@wyo.gov.