Geriatrics program at UOG donates care packages to elderly
The Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program of the University of Guam’s School of Health donated 92 care packages this month to elderly community members and elderly with dementia. The packages were delivered to the homes of participants of the island’s three Adult Day Care programs by the Mayors’ Council of Guam, which operates the day care programs.
Each bag contained face masks, COVID-19 related informational handouts, a flyer for the University of Guam’s Isa Psychological Services Center, painting activity supplies, and a pool noodle for exercise.
The Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program was launched within the University of Guam’s School of Health in August with a $3.75 million grant. The program funds health care workforce development, family and caregiver training, and enhancement of the UOG nursing assistant program specifically related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Of the three Adult Day Cares in operation on island — Macheche Adult Day Care, Guma Ginefli’e Dementia Day Care, and Inarajan Adult Day Care — the latter two specifically serve elderly with dementia.