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UGEC Age-Friendly ECHO - Nutritional Needs and Challenges for Older Adults
Thursday 19 January 2023, 02:00pm - 03:15pm
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Joan Heusser, RD, CD, NBC-HWC, is the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manager and a registered dietitian at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.She has worked at the Salt Lake City VA for 37 years in multiple areas of Nutrition, Health Promotion, Patient-Centered Care, Whole Health, and works with various food insecurity programs. Joan leads multiple initiatives at VA Salt Lake City, including a VA Farmers Market with 4 food insecurity programs, a community partnership Produce Prescription program, Culinary Medicine clinical staff education, and employee Whole Health Coaching. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach.
Megan Bowman, MS, is a Registered Dietitian, serving as Assistant Chief of Nutrition and Food Services at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. She received her Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from Montana State University in 2005 and her Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Arizona State University in 2007. She is currently detailed to VA Central Office as a Food Security Program Coordinator working to stand up a national office that functions to ensure Veteran food security. Megan is a Health and Aging Policy Fellow and sits on local and national committees geared at ensuring Veteran food security and quality management. She has also held an adjunct faculty position at Salt Lake Community College teaching Nutrition Science, for the last eight years.
Sarah Puig-Holzman is a graduate student in dietetics at the University of Utah. As she completes her coordinated master’s program with the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, she also serves as a student leader on the University’s Anti-Racism Taskforce, and the College’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. She has been heavily involved in efforts to address food insecurity during her studies, completing her graduate research project with the Utah Department of Health to assess the issues facing individuals who are food insecure to understand how to better meet their needs. Currently, she is working with the VA’s Health Promotion & Disease Prevention program on various projects focused on advocating for better access to nutrition and health resources for Veterans experiencing food insecurity. As a dietitian, Sarah plans to work in a community setting to improve food access, provide nutrition education and enable others to take control of their health. When she is not working, she is playing in the mountains, either trail running with her pup, skiing, hiking, or biking.
16 Feb 2023
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly ECHO - Deprescribing and Ceasing Preventive Testing/Screening
Presenter: Shaun Chatelain, DO, Geriatrician in the Stansbury Health Center and Madsen Health Center Geriatrics Clinics.
22 Feb 2023
09:30AM - 03:30PM
UGEC Caregiver Conference: Resources and Support for Caregivers Including Those Caring for Veterans & Persons with Dementia
On Wednesday, February 22nd the Utah Geriatric Education Consortium (UGEC) is hosting a Caregiver Conference at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, UT.  This event is for caregivers to learn more about resources and services in the community. Members from the following organizations will be presenting: Five County Area Agency on Aging, the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Utah Department of Health & Human Services Aging & Adult Services, and the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.  I have attached flyers about this event, and listed all the sessions below.  This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.  Those interested in attending need to register.
02 Mar 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM
UGEC Fireside Chat - Elder Abuse, Resident's Rights, and the Ombudsman Program
Alianne Sipes has worked as a Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman for the pastAlianne Sipes has worked as a Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman for the pastnine years. She began her career as a LTC Ombudsman first for Salt LakeCounty, and later for Davis County. In March of 2022, Alianne was promoted tothe State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Originally from Arizona, she earned herundergraduate degree in child development from Brigham Young University(BYU). In 2021, Alianne completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) atUtah State University (USU). While working for Salt Lake County, she served as acommunity representative on the University of Utah's GerontologyInterdisciplinary Program's Advisory Committee. Alianne lives in Hooper, UT andenjoys spending time with her two black labs (Padfoot and Blackie) as well asher four young nieces and nephews.
16 Mar 2023
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly ECHO - Conversations on Being Mortal - Advance Directives and POLST Forms

Dr. Cami Collett was raised in Colorado and came to Utah in 1975 to attend Westminster College in Salt Lake City. She graduated from the University of Utah Medical Center (UUMC) in 1983. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Holy Cross Hospital with the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) at the University of Utah. She has been training young family medicine physicians since 1986. She started Family Medicine Residency Program in 1994 that is now based at St. Mark’s Hospital.She returned to Westminster College to complete her Masters of Public Health (MPH) in 2018. She studied ways to improve Advance Care Planning (ACP), so patients’ wishes can be followed at the end of life.Her husband is a retired physics professor and her 36 year-old son has his masters in music. She loves singing, hiking, swimming, skiing, bicycling, and spending time with her grandson. 

06 Apr 2023
10:00AM - 11:00PM
UGEC Fireside Chat - TBD
20 Apr 2023
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly ECHO
04 May 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM
UGEC Fireside Chat - TBD
18 May 2023
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly ECHO
01 Jun 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM
UGEC Fireside Chat - TBD
15 Jun 2023
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly ECHO