Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

Education Resources to Teach Age-Friendly Care

This site contains education products designed by the Minnesota Northstar Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program and other resources to teach age-friendly care.

Age-Friendly Care and Education Collection

This curated and fully searchable collection highlights educational, clinical, and research resources for educators, health professionals, learners, and others interested in improving care for older adults.

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Geriatric Education Toolkits

These toolkits are designed to provide educators with interprofessional resources for teaching introductory aging content. This material is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate level learners. Each module includes a digital learning activity that introduces the topic to students. Each toolkit also contains teaching and learning activities and resources. Faculty can select the activities that work best for their class. Most of the teaching and learning activities can be adapted for use in online and face to face classes.

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Designing Interactive Lectures

This toolkit is designed to provide instructors with ideas, examples, and guidelines to transform lectures into interactive and engaging learning experiences that will facilitate learners' achievement of intended learning outcomes.

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Preceptor Resources

These resources are designed for clinicians and faculty who train health professional students in practice settings. There are resources on general precepting issues and approaches and a collection of tipsheets to help teach specific geriatric conditions. 

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Dental Resources

Train your entire dental team on Dementia Friendly Dental Practices using these training packages and resources developed by a joint initiative of the Minnesota Area Agencies on Aging ACT on Alzheimer’s Program, University of Minnesota Northstar Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, and the Minnesota Dental Association.

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