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Adults and Elders

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NWGEC Partnership

Kathleen Watson, 206-616-1660

Core Function: Technical Assistance and Outreach Training

The Adults and Elders Program is partnering with the Northwest Geriatric Education Center (NWGEC) to improve understanding of health issues related to aging with a developmental disability. NWGEC is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to improving health outcomes and quality of life for older adults. NWGEC conducts health promotion training programs and develops education resources for health sciences students, health care and social service professionals working with older adults. A key component is the annual NWGEC Geriatric Telehealth series that focuses on physical and mental health conditions common in older adults. The series is telecast to regional hospitals throughout Washington, Wyoming and Alaska. As part of our partnership NWGEC, the Adults and Elders faculty provides lectures on Aging with Developmental Disabilities for this series. Partnership between our groups thereby promotes dissemination of information on healthy aging to the developmental disabilities community and information on the unique needs of the growing population of adults aging with a developmental disability to health care and social service students and professionals.

University of Washington • Center on Human Development and Disability Box 357920 • Seattle WA 98195-7920 USA • 206-543-7701 •

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