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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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Aging Summit Set
For May 22
MAILED: May 14, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE—The Western Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will sponsor an Aging Summit, Tuesday, May 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, Eau Claire.
         The event will begin with an introduction to the Geriatric Education Center concept. At 10:15 a.m. keynote speaker Donna McDowall, director for the Wisconsin Bureau on Aging and Long Term Care, will give a presentation titled “Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities of Health and Aging Services in the Next Decade.”
         “The goal of the summit is to work in partnership with those in our region who work in health and aging services to assess current educational opportunities,” said Dr. Gene Decker, associate professor of allied health professions at UW-Eau Claire. He said that the event was organized because the rapid changes that are occurring in these fields will require the development of new concepts and methods.
         Focus groups will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The day will end with an hour of summary and discussion.
         The Western Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center is a program that improves geriatric training programs in the region and develops and strengthens networks for geriatric education. It is part of the Center for Health and Aging Service Excellence located in the Human Sciences and Services building at UW-Eau Claire.
         For more information contact Dr. Douglas Olson, assistant professor of health care administration in allied health professions, at (715) 836-5067.
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Updated: May 14, 2001