Caring for Our Elders: Exploring Cultural Approaches to Elder Care in Minnesota—4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 via Zoom

A UROC Critical Conversation
4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 via Zoom

The growth and longevity of our aging population presents opportunities, as well as challenges for Minnesota's elders, their families, and friends. Join University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center Executive Director Makeda Zulu and University School of Public Health Professor Joseph Gaugler in a wide-ranging exploration of Minnesota's cultural approaches to helping elders live their best and fullest lives. 

Hear from a variety of University and community experts, advocates, and practitioners on the role culture and tradition play in caregiving.  The conversation will be moderated by Kate Klosterman, co-president of the Alzheimer's Association Young Champions-Twin Cities Chapter; and will feature the following panelists:

    • Odichinma Akosionu, Graduate Research Assistant, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota;
    • Cindy Kaigama, Health Equity Design Partner, Minnesota Community Care; 
    • Jordan Lewis, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Bio-Behavioral Health, Medical School, University of Minnesota; and
    • Donald Richard Wright, Gitchiayayag in Residence, Indian Health Board of Minneapolis.

The event will also feature a curated Q&A and live chat session moderated by representatives from Minnesota's Senior LinkAge Line, a free service of the Minnesota Board on Aging, delivered by Trellis and other Minnesota Area Agencies on Aging.

Caring for Our Elders: Exploring Cultural Approaches to Elder Care in Minnesota is co-sponsored by the Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation (CHAI) at the University's School of Public Health. The event is free; registration is required. 

Register now.