Oregon Geriatric Education Center

Oregon Geriatric Education Center The OGEC is dedicated to improving the care of older adults in Oregon through continuing education and professional development The Oregon Geriatric Education Center (OGEC) is dedicated to improving the care of older adults in Oregon through collaborative, interdisciplinary, continuing education and professional development.

The OGEC is a consortium of key faculty and staff from the following institutions: Oregon Health & Science University Schools of Nursing and Medicine Oregon State University Extension Service and College of Pharmacy Portland State University Institute on Aging and School of Social Work A key strength of the OGEC consortium is the diversity of its multi-disciplinary team. Consortium members bring together geriatric expertise in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, social science and health care policy. By the year 2040, the population of adults in Oregon aged 60-74 will increase by approximately 130%. The estimated population of adults aged 75 and older will increase by 170%. The state of Oregon has few board certified geriatricians to provide care to this growing population. The OGEC is dedicated to the preparation of health professionals and service providers to optimally care for older adults.

Mission: The mission of the OGEC is to improve the care of older adults through the interdisciplinary education and training of health care providers.

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09/15/2018

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Earthquakes can and do happen right here in Oregon. If you or a member of your family has special health needs, here are some ways you can prepare. You can get more info from American Red Cross: http://ow.ly/m7M030lMviw #PrepareNow

Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom shares her passion for geriatric medicine on "Think Out Loud"
06/28/2017
Trained Geriatricians Harder To Find In Portland . News | OPB

Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom shares her passion for geriatric medicine on "Think Out Loud"

There aren't enough geriatricians to go around — about 20 in Portland — making it more difficult for aging Americans to secure one as their primary care provider.

05/16/2017
Falls prevention education: Interprofessional training to enhance collaborative practice

"Falls Prevention eduction: Interprofessional training to enhance collaborative practice" Published in the latest issue of Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, Issue 2
http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/B6zaEWVBpnn7xUAnMeGK/full

(2017). Falls prevention education: Interprofessional training to enhance collaborative practice. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education: Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 232-243. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2015.1127809

Today marks the launch of BronchandNTM360social.org, an online, global social networking platform for individuals affect...
05/10/2016
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Today marks the launch of BronchandNTM360social.org, an online, global social networking platform for individuals affected by bronchiectasis and/or NTM lung disease. Hundreds of thousands live with bronchiectasis and/or NTM. Do you? Join the community today: www.BronchandNTM360social.org

July 15th webinar:  Take a Stand to Prevent Falls in OregonFalls are the leading cause of injury death among adults age ...
07/10/2015
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July 15th webinar: Take a Stand to Prevent Falls in Oregon

Falls are the leading cause of injury death among adults age 65 and older in Oregon, and the rate is increasing as our population ages. Most falls can be prevented. Hosted Lisa Shields with the Public Health Injury Prevention program, this webinar will share the latest data, strategies, and resources on preventing falls among older adults, including how to participate in National Falls Prevention Awareness Day this year.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6711876739259184898

By clicking this button, you submit your information to the webinar organizer, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and their other services.

FREE half-day  "Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance" refresher trainings!  July 17, 800 NE Oregon St, Portland ORRegister...
07/07/2015
Morning session, TCMBB Refresher Training

FREE half-day "Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance" refresher trainings! July 17, 800 NE Oregon St, Portland OR

Register for morning session: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morning-session-tcmbb-refresher-training-tickets-17278349007

Register for afternoon session: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afternoon-session-tcmbb-refresher-training-tickets-17278458334

Sponsored by the Oregon Public Health Division, this 1/2-day refresher training with Suman Barkhas will be from 8am to 11:30am, Friday July 17. Parking is very limited, so please plan to use public transportation or pay for garage or street parking, or you may park at the Lloyd Center (10 minute wal…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is TODAY - June 15It’s an opportunity to share information and spread awareness about ab...
06/15/2015
WEAAD World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is TODAY - June 15
It’s an opportunity to share information and spread awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation in later life. Everyone can make a difference, but together, we can unite as one nation. Take a stand against elder abuse!

http://www.acl.gov/NewsRoom/Observances/WEAAD/index.aspx

Millions of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. Once a year on June 15, communities and municipalities around the world plan activities and programs to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It’s an opportunity to share information and spread awareness about abuse, neglec…

FREE webinar: "Improving Aging Services for LGBT Seniors"This webinar from the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging wi...
05/29/2015
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FREE webinar: "Improving Aging Services for LGBT Seniors"

This webinar from the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging will address ways to help LGBT older adults feel more included in accessing community health and social services.

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8943202546939933185

Webinar organizers are prohibited from soliciting confidential personal information (credit card information, social security numbers, etc.) in the registration form. This questionnaire is not intended to handle sensitive data.

Are You Asking Older Adult Patients the Right Questions?Watch this Medscape video (login account is free) to help start ...
05/06/2015

Are You Asking Older Adult Patients the Right Questions?
Watch this Medscape video (login account is free) to help start a conversation between health care providers and their patients 65 and older about ways to prevent falls.
Brought to you by the CDC's STEADI initiative "Stopping Elderly Accidents Deaths and Injuries"
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/841020

04/11/2015

Speaking on Motivational Interviewing today at the 14th annual Investment in Caregivers Conference, "Because Everyone is a Caregiver" Ontario, OR

FREE webinar presented by HRSA:  Addressing the Needs of the Transgender PatientApril 30, 2015;  10:00-11:30am PSTThis w...
04/08/2015
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FREE webinar presented by HRSA: Addressing the Needs of the Transgender Patient
April 30, 2015; 10:00-11:30am PST

This webinar aims to build competency in addressing the clinical needs of transgender patients in a culturally appropriate manner. The target audience is HRSA grantees, healthcare providers, public health officials, and advocates wanting to improve their competency in serving the needs of the transgender patients in their practices.

Register at: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/healthcare_needs/event/login.html

04/02/2015

Looking forward to another amazing OSU Gerontology Conference!

"Less than half of seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer's or their caregivers are aware of the diagnosis" - from the 2015 Fa...
03/25/2015
Memory Loss & 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

"Less than half of seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer's or their caregivers are aware of the diagnosis" - from the 2015 Facts and Figures just released by the Alzheimer's Association.

KNOW the 10 SIGNS campaign is a national education effort to increase awareness of the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and of the benefits of early detection and diagnosis:
http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_10_signs_of_alzheimers.asp#signs

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's. Learn the 10 early signs of Alzheimer's and what to do if you notice them.

Do you live in the Salem, OR area? Do you want to be trained in Tai Chi instruction?FREE 2-day training: Tai Chi: Moving...
03/19/2015
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Instructor Training-Salem

Do you live in the Salem, OR area? Do you want to be trained in Tai Chi instruction?
FREE 2-day training: Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
April 17-18
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tai-chi-moving-for-better-balance-instructor-training-salem-tickets-16105267288

Sponsored by the Oregon Public Health Division, this 2-day training will be from 9am to 4pm, April 17-18; attendance both days is required for certification. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance (TCMBB) is an evidence-based balance training regimen designed for older adults and people with balance dis…

This tax season, don't forget...Oregon Tax Checkoff for Alzheimer's Research:When filling out your tax return, fill in c...
02/10/2015

This tax season, don't forget...
Oregon Tax Checkoff for Alzheimer's Research:

When filling out your tax return, fill in code 21 for Alzheimer’s Research on lines 66 and 67.

If you use tax return software, select Alzheimer’s Research from the charitable check-off drop-down menu.

100 percent of your donation will go toward funding important research projects to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

11/17/2014

FREE online training!
Oral Health and Dementia, is sponsored by the Virginia Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Commission’s AlzPossible Initiative. It addresses the importance of routine oral health care and tips to provide oral care to individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.

http://alzpossible.org/new/webinars-2/hands-on/oral-health-and-dementia/

Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation
11/11/2014
Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation

Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation

Across the nation, places like The Sequoias are trying to reduce the number of falls among their increasingly elderly residents while satisfying people’s desire to live life as they choose.

11/04/2014

Inspired by the number of motivated and knowledge-hungry care providers here
16th Annual McGinty Conference on Alzheimer's

10/13/2014

Just arrived in Baker City- excited to deliver our Falls Prevention workshop to interprofessional healthcare teams in eastern Oregon!

Saturday's Tai Chi flash mob in downtown Portland was a huge success -  promoting public awareness of health, vibrant ag...
10/03/2014

Saturday's Tai Chi flash mob in downtown Portland was a huge success - promoting public awareness of health, vibrant aging while having fun!

10/03/2014
2014 HCBS Conference Materials and Video Presentations | nasuad.org

2014 HCBS Conference Materials Available On-Line - FREE

Presentations from the 2014 Home and Community-Based Services Conference are available online. The annual event sponsored by the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) focused on programs and services to help keep people independent in their own homes.

http://nasuad.org/hcbs-conference/2014-hcbs-conference-materials-and-video-presentations

Its Falls Prevention Awareness Day! Share this info with someone you love:
09/23/2014

Its Falls Prevention Awareness Day! Share this info with someone you love:

Tai Chi Flash Mob in downtown Portland!!!Saturday Sept 27th at noon:Celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Month and help ...
09/04/2014

Tai Chi Flash Mob in downtown Portland!!!
Saturday Sept 27th at noon:
Celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Month and help spread the message that senior falls are preventable
www.americanstyletaichi.com/special.html

Its FALLS PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH!!!What are four things that YOU can do to prevent falls:1) Begin a regular exercise...
09/03/2014
CDC - Older Adult Falls - What You Can Do to Prevent Falls - Home and Recreational Safety -...

Its FALLS PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH!!!
What are four things that YOU can do to prevent falls:
1) Begin a regular exercise program
2) Have your health care provider review your medicines
3) Have your vision checked
4) Make your home safer
http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/WhatYouCanDoToPreventFalls.html

Exercise is one of the most important ways to lower your chances of falling. It makes you stronger and helps you feel better. Exercises that improve balance and coordination (like Tai Chi) are the most helpful. Lack of exercise leads to weakness and increases your chances of falling. Ask your doctor…

08/26/2014

"What Are Old People For?: Building a Community For All Ages"
September 23rd - Join this FREE community awareness event and engagement project for the Action Plan for Age Friendly Portland designed to stimulate an intergenerational dialogue to help build a community for all ages.
More info at http://tinyurl.com/agefriendlyport

U.S. News nationally ranks OHSU Geriatrics!Oregon Health & Science University Hospital is the No. 1 hospital in Oregon, ...
07/26/2014
Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland, OR - US News Best Hospitals

U.S. News nationally ranks OHSU Geriatrics!
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital is the No. 1 hospital in Oregon, according to U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2014-15, and ranks among the best in the nation in five specialties - including geriatrics

http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/or/oregon-health-and-science-university-6920570

Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland, OR is ranked nationally in 5 adult and 10 pediatric specialties. It was also high-performing in 8 adult specialties, as shown below. Oregon Health and Science University Hospital is a 522-bed general medical and surgical facility with 29,787…

Take advantage of these FREE ONLINE TRAININGS about how to work with people with a variety of types of disabilities:Brou...
07/18/2014

Take advantage of these FREE ONLINE TRAININGS about how to work with people with a variety of types of disabilities:
Brought to you by OHSU's Office on Disability & Health, the NW ADA Centers and the Oregon Public Health Division. To register, send an email with your name, email, and city to Jo at the NW ADA Center at [email protected].

07/03/2014
ACL News: 2014 Webinar Series on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Webinar Series on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias:

July 22 - "Updates on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Resources"

FREE registration info at http://www.acl.gov/NewsRoom/NewsInfo/2014/2014-Webinars-Alz.aspx

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are collaborating to host a webinar series to increase knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and…

Advocating for Geriatric Education Centers today!
06/24/2014

Advocating for Geriatric Education Centers today!

A superb new book that approaches the journey of dementia from the family caregiver's point of view.  "Help is Here" inc...
06/18/2014

A superb new book that approaches the journey of dementia from the family caregiver's point of view.
"Help is Here" includes simple, easy-to-understand advice to make caring for their family member with dementia easier.
For purchase at www.dementiahelpishere.org

FREE Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Training!Oregon Health Authority will be in Lebanon, OR for a one-time only trai...
06/17/2014

FREE Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Training!
Oregon Health Authority will be in Lebanon, OR for a one-time only training opportunity July 17&18.
Email Lisa Shields for more information: [email protected]

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