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Age Friendly Communities as Platforms for Equity, Health & Wellness Symposium
Friday 23 September 2022, 09:00am - 03:00pm
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The Age-Friendly Communities Symposium brings together individuals from the Intermountain West to identify innovations and opportunities that will transform how neighborhoods, campuses, and health environments foster the independence, productivity, and wellbeing of older adults. Register Here

AFCS Schedule Update2
01 Dec 2022
10:00AM - 11:00AM
UGEC Fireside Chat - Quality of Life and Physical Activity
Presenter: Amy Powell-Versteeg, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Instructor Clinical Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, University of Utah Balance and Mobility Clinic.
15 Dec 2022
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly ECHO - Meeting the Palliative and Behavioral Health Needs of Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

Caroline Stephens, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN is an Associate Professor and the Helen Lowe Bamberger Colby Presidential Endowed Chair in Gerontological Nursing. She obtained her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biological Psychology and Human Development and Aging from the University of California, Davis. She subsequently attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she obtained her Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing, Master's of Science degree in Geropsychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing, and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate. Dr. Stephens then obtained her PhD in Gerontological Nursing and Health Policy at the University of California, San Francisco where she also completed 2 concurrent post-doctoral fellowships - one in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics/San Francisco VA Medical Center as a VA Quality Scholar and the other in the UCSF Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences as a John A. Hartford Foundation/Atlantic Philanthropies Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellow. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah College of Nursing in October 2019, she was a tenured faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She has over 20 years of clinical experience caring for vulnerable older adults with complex mental and physical multi-morbidity - from in-home primary care in inner-city Philadelphia, to developing the first APN-led geropsychiatric clinical practice in rural Central Valley California, to consulting in over 100 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in 4 states. Her extramurally-funded program of research is focused on improving the health and health care of this diverse population, particularly those at greatest risk for poor care transitions with unmet palliative care needs, and their caregivers.

19 Jan 2023
02:00PM - 03:15PM
UGEC Age-Friendly ECHO - TBD
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.
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.