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Paul Mattessich Reflects on Milestone Wilder Research Projects

June 22, 2022
Longtime Wilder Research Executive Director Paul Mattessich is retiring from his position this month. Paul has been with Wilder Research since 1978 and has served as its executive director for the… Read more »

How Wilder Meals on Wheels increased support for Saint Paul community members during the pandemic

December 3, 2021 by Christine Miller
Wilder Meals on Wheels provides affordable, nutritious hot or frozen meals to adults, older adults, and seniors living in Saint Paul neighborhoods. Pre-pandemic, our volunteers delivered about 2,000… Read more »

Five Things to Know about Adult Day Services as a Long Term Care Solution

September 19, 2019 by Cassandra Harvey
National Adult Day Services Week in September is much more than a yearly celebration of this important resource for older adults and adults with memory loss or chronic health conditions. The week… Read more »

LGBTQ Support Group Helps Caregivers Connect on Aging and Health in an Understanding Space

June 25, 2019
Mary Henderson is a caregiver for her wife, who has mild cognitive impairment due to Lewy body dementia. For support, understanding and resources, Mary attends two support groups. In one group, which… Read more »

Five Ways to Create a Caregiver-Friendly Workplace

February 25, 2019
More than one in six Americans working full-time or part-time are also providing unpaid care to a family member or friend. Some workers are “sandwich caregivers”, raising children as well as caring… Read more »

In Their Own Voices: Five Books by Caregivers about the Caregiving Experience

January 23, 2019 by Parichay Rudina
One of the most amazing moments in the caregiver support groups at Wilder is when two people with different caregiving situations realize that they are experiencing incredibly similar emotions,… Read more »

How Can We Help Caregivers? Pause and Listen.

January 9, 2019 by Maureen Kenney
Wilder Caregiver Services support family and friend caregivers of older adults as they continue to provide care, so older adults can live in the community as long as they choose or are able. When I… Read more »

The Creative Space: Art Creates New Ways for People with Memory Loss to Express Themselves

July 12, 2017
Art Whisperer is what my painters sometimes call me. As Artist in Residence at Wilder’s Adult Day Health program, I participate in art class as the professional studio and social practice art… Read more »
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