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At UMRA’s annual meeting on May 22 the membership elected the slate of candidates presented by the Nominating Committee for UMRA’s 2018–19 Board, including Bill Donohue as our new president-elect and Lynn Anderson our new secretary. In keeping with UMRA tradition, Jerry Rinehart, who served as president-elect for the past year, will lead the Board as president. During its meeting earlier in the afternoon, the Board approved increases in membership and luncheon/buffet fees for the coming year.

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Jun 4 2018

UMRA was pleased to host President Eric Kaler at its 2018 Annual Meeting on May 22. The president outlined major challenges facing the University, and provided updates on the University’s strategic plan and ambitious $4 billion capital campaign.

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Jun 2 2018

Prof. Joseph Gaugler, newly named to an endowed chair in the School of Public Health and the speaker for the workshop following UMRA’s April luncheon meeting, is profiled in a feature story in the Spring 2018 issue of Legacy, published by the U of M Foundation. The article highlights his pioneering work to help family members who provide care for people with Alzheimer’s and related diseases.   See the article.

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May 16 2018

Author delivers a riveting account of his parents’ determination to survive the chaotic events that took place during the reign of Robert Mugabe.

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May 1 2018

“Eighty-three percent of all help provided for persons with Alzheimer’s and related diseases comes from family members,” Joseph Gaugler, a gerontologist and professor of long-term care, noted in his presentation following UMRA’s April luncheon.

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May 1 2018

Prof. Erika Lee addressed the complicated nature of the United States’ approach to immigration and provided a “quick tour” of the country’s history of xenophobia, beginning in the mid 1700s.

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May 1 2018

Of the many places to find meditation classes in the Twin Cities, two that have attracted UMRA members are the University’s Center for Spirituality and Healing and the Common Ground Meditation Center in Minneapolis.

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May 1 2018

The seven individuals up for election to UMRA's 2018–19 Board of Directors offer a wealth of experience from the University of Minnesota and beyond. 

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May 1 2018

Memory loss is frightening for all of us. The Lyngblomsten Care Center in St. Paul offers programs to assist both clients suffering from memory loss and their caregivers. There are two ways you can help.

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May 1 2018

Valuable resource: Minnesota Gerontological Society

The presenters are exceptionally well qualified to present the topics and PowerPoint slides of the lectures are available as well as related research articles.

Entitled “Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Hospice Delivery in Diverse Sites,”.the presenters are Lores Viaminck (MA, BSN,  RN, CHPN). This webinar will briefly review the hospice benefit and explore the challenges and benefits offered wherever the patient calls home. Register on the organization's website (www.mngero.org). An e-mail confirmation and follow-up will be sent to you.
If you wish to access all the benefits of the MGS, retirees may join for $40 per year. Past webinars, along with Power Point slides and additional research links provide a wealth of information. You may find well-researched answers to many of your questions about aging on this website.

Some members of the Cares Committee have begun to explore possible connections that would benefit both UMRA and MGS members. Stay tuned for more information about future webinars as well as other resources and opportunities.

-- Helen Carlson, Cares Committee

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:00am
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August 31, 2017