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Planning Your Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care - A Workbook to Help You Take Charge of Your Health

transition workbookWe are pleased to provide you this new publication designed for Montanans under age 30 living with special health care needs and/or a disability. It offers information about preparing for the transition from pediatric to adult health care, choosing medical providers, paying for services, taking responsibility for one’s own health, and much more. Ideally, the workbook will be used as a guide for conversations between youth, their parents, and their medical providers.

The workbook is a publication of the Transition and Employment Projects at the University of Montana Rural Institute, and was funded in whole or in part under a contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The statements contained in the publication do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Department.

The workbook is also available on the Transition and Employment Projects website (http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/transition/articles.asp) as both a downloadable print-ready PDF file and as an accessible Word file.

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MGS/GCOA 2015 Annual Conference

Time to register for MGS 2015 Annual Conference

Amongst many expert speakers, the MonTECH staff will be presenting two 90-minutes sessions on Assistive Technology to support older adults living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Nationally-acclaimed keynote speakers will address the meeting including Howard Federoff, MD, Dena Shenk, PhD, and Patricia Coon, MD. To register to attend or be an exhibitor, please go to www.montanagerontology.org and follow the conference link.

“Winterize” to Prevent Falls: UM Faculty Highlights Guidelines for the Elderly

Mindy O. Renfro

Beautiful, cold, dangerous. All of these words describe winter weather in Montana. For older Montanans, falls are a major cause of winter-related injuries and some deaths.

Dr. Mindy Renfro, a UM physical therapist and the Montana Adaptive Equipment Program Coordinator at the UM Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, wants to make this winter is safe, warm and wonderful for all Montanans. Her advice was recently highlighted in the December 2014 issue of Neurology Now. She advises older Montanans to maintain good vision, exercise regularly, and to evaluate homes for safety risks.

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