Age-Friendly Care in the Great Plains

March 30-31
Virtual Event

Geriatric problems are common but often under recognized in health care. More than 80% of older adults with memory impairment go unrecognized by their primary care providers. Nearly two-thirds of older adults at risk for falls have no mitigating healthcare plan. To address this gap, Age-Friendly Care adopts evidence-based practice through the Geriatric 4Ms: What Matters, Mentation, Medication, and Mobility.

This symposium is sponsored by the Dakota Geriatrics program brings regional experts to discuss the Geriatric 4Ms in patient care specific for American Indian populations in the Great Plains.


Wednesday, March 31

Intended Audience: Healthcare Workers
Learn how healthcare professionals can better assess and manage the older adult patient. *Up to 5 free continuing education credits

Healthcare Professional Registration

Agenda for March 31

7:45 – 8:00 am Opening Prayer and Introductions
8:00 – 9:00 am Overview of Age Friendly 4Ms Framework
Donald Jurivich, DO
University of North Dakota
9:15 – 10:15 am What Matters
John Eagle Shield
(Retired) Director, Standing Rock
10:30 – 11:30 am Aging vs. Dementia
Jacque Gray, PhD
University of North Dakota
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Prescription Management with Traditional Indigenous Medications
Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH
University of North Dakota
1:00 – 2:00 pm Mobility Assessments and Action Plans
Meridee Danks, DPT, NCS
University of North Dakota

Date(s) - 03/30/2021
7:45 am - 2:00 pm

Event Type 

  • Virtual


  • Director of Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Office Manager
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physicians
  • Public Health
  • Quality
  • Social Workers

Organization Types

  • Critical Access Hospital (CAH)
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Healthcare Stakeholder Organization
  • Long Term Care (LTC)
  • Rural Health Clinic (RHC)
  • Tertiary Hospital