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Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (EC-GRECC)

 

Older Veteran Engagement Board

Engaging the Voice of the Older Veteran

Older Veteran Engagement BoardEastern Colorado GRECC wants your voice to inform research, clinical and community-based services for older Veterans and caregivers.

Our mission is to promote older Veteran and caregiver engagement in planning research, clinical services and educational efforts of the Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC).

The goal of the Older Veteran Engagement Team is to help ensure that the voice of older Veterans and caregivers informs research, clinical and other types of services to support Veterans as they age.

The Older Veteran Engagement Team was formed for two reasons:

1. To give Veterans and caregivers a forum to connect with their peers, learn about available support and research, and offer their opinions; and,

2. To give providers, researchers and health educators a way to receive feedback at any stage of their projects/initiatives.

Interested in joining our team?

Please contact:
Kathryn.Nearing@va.gov or 303-724-7186 Learn more
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Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center
The goal of Eastern Colorado GRECC is to improve the health of older Veterans through the development of innovative research, clinical and educational initiatives. We focuses our training efforts on translating existing and new geriatrics knowledge and skills into clinical practice at the local, regional and national levels. These efforts build on the substantial geriatrics educational and training activities at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and leverage important resources from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
   
 Pub: Views on Firearm Safety Among Caregivers of People With Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias
15 July 2020 - EC GRECC researchers Dr. Marian Betz Dr. Dan Matlock were contributing authors on this paper whose "findings suggest that many community-dwelling adults with dementia have firearm access and that there may be a need for enhanced education and resources for their caregivers." Read Views on Firearm Safety Among Caregivers of People With Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias
 Pub: Views on Firearm Safety Among Caregivers of People With Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias
EC GRECC researchers Dr. Marian Betz Dr. Dan Matlock were contributing authors on this paper that discusses the creation of the website Safety in Dementia. The site was created to help caregivers of those with Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias with decision aids related to firearm safety, driving and household safety. Read the article Views on Firearm Safety Among Caregivers of People With Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias
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Veteran Community Partnership - Colorado Chapter

The Colorado Veteran Community Partnership was established in July 2017.

Mission – Improve quality of care for Veterans and their families through committed partnerships focused on improving VA-community connections for Colorado Veterans.

Contact: Courtney Bauers, LCSW, courtney.bauers@va.gov; Khristie Barker, khristie.barker@va.gov

The Colorado Veteran Community Partnership works closely with community partners. Joining Community Forces is an excellent source for Colorado resources, upcoming events and networking. Learn more at: http://coloradojcf.org/

   

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The Eastern Colorado GRECC focuses its training efforts on translating existing and new geriatrics knowledge and skills into clinical practice at the local, regional and national levels. These efforts build on the substantial geriatrics educational and training activities at the ECHCS and leverage important resources from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.