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UGEC Fireside Chat - The Importance of Staying Connected in Challenging Times
Thursday 02 September 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Linda Cole is a licensed social worker and is the Deputy Director of MAG Aging and Family Services which covers Utah, Wasatch and Summit Counties. She is also a State-Certified Long-term Care Ombudsman and manages the ombudsman program at MAG. Linda is currently pursuing a Master of Gerontology degree at the University of Utah. Through working with 100s of clients over the years, Linda has gained insights into the struggles and concerns of aging individuals. She has taken a particular interest in the importance of human connection in health and well-being across the life span. Recognizing the importance of connection through her client’s experiences motivated extensive research on the topic and a desire to share the information. Linda has presented on the healing and protective aspects of human connection in numerous professional and educational venues including BYU Education Week.
20 Jan 2022
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly LTSS ECHO - Mood Disorders in Older Adults
Carol Eddy, APRN is a nurse practitioner and practices at University of Utah Health. Jennifer N. Griswold, APRN is an adult health nurse practitioner in Murray, UT.
17 Feb 2022
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly LTSS ECHO - Assessment and Care of Persons with Dementia
Michelle Sorweid, DO, MPH is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas- Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Sorweid completed Internal Medicine residency in 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver, Colorado and pursued her Geriatrics training at the University of Utah. In July of 2016, she became full-time faculty in the Division of Geriatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah Health Science Center. Dr. Sorweid  also spends time both at the Department of Neurology Cognitive Disorders (CACIR)clinic and Madsen Geriatrics Clinics evaluating patients with cognitive disorders.