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Katie EhlmanWelcome from Dr. Katie Ehlman

Dr. Katie Ehlman welcomes readers and shares about the recently published Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation. 

Minka iconMinka Advisory Board

Rebecca Neel, Assistant Professor of Library Science at USI, describes her experience as a member of the Minka Advisory Board. 

bOLDer Student LogoActivities Professionals Certificate

In this article, Leah Flake, the Gerontology Curriculum Coordinator at USI, sits down with former student Cloe Hinkle to discuss the Activity Professionals Certificate program. As the Fall semester begins, this is a great addition to curriculum for any student interested in long-term care and aging. 

National Caregiver's Month

November is National Caregiver's Month. In this article Brandy Sitzman, the Project Coordinator for USI's Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), describes this time that we set aside to celebrate all caregivers.

Kevin ValadaresAdvance Care Planning Update

Advance care planning (ACP) is for all adults. Dr. Kevin Valadares explains how this helps shape future healthcare decisions.

Primary Care Clinics

Robin Arnold, Clinical Quality Improvement Analyst at Deaconess, discusses how Deaconess Hospital and the University of Southern Indiana partner to support the aging process.

Community Spotlight

Mi Patio in Petersburg, Indiana is now offering dementia friendly dining options with the help of Dementia Friendly Petersburg. View this article to learn more about Mi Patio from graduate assistant, Ashley Keller. 

A Positive Approach to Care Trainer Certification

The USI Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) will host a three-day Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Trainer Certification. More information and details on the registration process can be found in this article. 

Memory Care Kits

The USI Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) and the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library have partnered to create Memory Care Kits for those persons living with dementia and their care partner. Check out the features of the kits and more in this article.  

Social Media

Babatunde Oyedele, a graduate assistant with the USI Bronstein Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness, introduces the social media used at the center and provides links for each platform.