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We invite all SASH partners and community members to submit relevant calendar events. Please click “Add Event” below, and we will review and publish your submission within two business days.

In addition, a list of upcoming professional-development training opportunities in Vermont, as well as ongoing SASH training webinars, can be found on the SASH forum here (Scroll to “TRAININGS: Trainings, Webinar Registrations, Independent Study”).

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  • Breathing in Hope: Building Community and Breaking Down Barriers

    Breathing in Hope: Building Community and Breaking Down Barriers

    09:30 -15:30
    2018-06-01
    Southern NH University

    Southern NH University

    Southern NH University

    2500 North River Rd., Hooksett, NH

    Light breakfast and lunch provided.

    Free CNEs, CEUs for RTS, and CMEs (AMA PRA Category 1)

    No fee for attendance. To REGISTER go to https://bit.ly/2HIpZuC

    Presentations and Peer Learning for Asthma Home Visitors, Asthma Champions, State and Local Agencies, etc.

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  • Preventing Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation with Vulnerable Adults

    Preventing Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation with Vulnerable Adults

    13:00 -14:30
    2018-06-05

    The Seneca Institute has added a new webinar, Preventing Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation with Vulnerable Adults, and is offering it for free to the first 300 people who register.  

    To register, visit the link below, and enter code ANE2018 at checkout.

    Once the 300 free registrations have been used, we will continue to offer the webinar at a discounted rate of $15 until May, 31st 2018.

    Preventing Abuse Neglect and Exploitation with Vulnerable Adults (90 Minutes)

    Topics to be covered include:

    §  Defining Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

    §  Recognizing signs and symptoms of abuse, neglect, exploitation

    §  Prevalence of Abuse Neglect and Exploitation in Various Populations

    §  Who is most at risk, and why?

    §  Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prevention Strategies

    §  Identifying Environments with a higher risk of abuse

    §  Common characteristics found in abusers

    §  Resident to Resident Abuse

    §  How to respond to reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation

     

    Attendees will receive a personalized Certificate of Participation upon completion of the training, to serve as proof of attendance and acknowledgement of the 1.5 contact hours that have been completed.

    Register Here

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  • Understanding the Aging Brain

    Understanding the Aging Brain

    13:00 -14:00
    2018-06-06

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    FREE WEB SEMINAR TODAY AT 10 AM PST
    Understanding the Aging Brain

    The brain is a complex organ, and like the rest of our bodily organs, it ages over time. People affected by brain aging diseases may exhibit symptoms that interfere with daily life. These symptoms can be scary and overwhelming to older adults and their families. Professionals are often consulted for information and support about aging brain issues. Register for this web seminar to learn how to communicate with families about normal and abnormal brain aging and learn about resources to help families navigate these brain changes. Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, this web seminar is free and includes complimentary CEUs.

    Learn more and register

  • Introduction to WRAP

    Introduction to WRAP

    14:00 -16:30
    2018-06-06

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    Session Details

     
    Event Date: 
    Wed, 05/30/2018 – 2:00pm
    Facilitator(s): 
     
    Registration Fee: 
    399.00
     

    Course Description:  This online course is for anyone who wants to learn about the WRAP® and begin to incorporate it into their life to improve personal wellness and achieve an improved quality of life. This workshop is designed to be highly interactive and encourage participation and sharing from all present. This workshop also lays a broad foundation for building a peer workforce.

    Course meets in live online sessions and requires work inbetween sessions. This class fullfils the prerequisites for being trained as a WRAP Facilitator.

    Dates: Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13 and 20 (make up session Wednesday, June 27). In order to receive a certificate, you must attend 4 sessions.

    Time: 2:00-4:30pm ET, 1:00-3:30pm CT, 12:00pm-2:30pm MT, 11:00am-1:30pm PT

    Learning Objectives

    Through Participation in these workshops people will be able to:
    • Apply Key Concepts of Recovery into their every day life to improve their quality of life.
    • Identify tools and action plans to counter the negative effects of life challenges and improve responses to disturbing thoughts and feelings to achieve improved states of wellness.
    • Describe the history, foundations and structure of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan®.

    Materials:

    You will need a copy WRAP Plus by Mary Ellen Copeland to complete the course. Please order it as soon as possible to ensure it is available for the start of the course. It can be purchased from WRAP and Recovery Books – https://www.wrapandrecoverybooks.com/store/wrap-plus.html

     
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  • Better Health Conference 2018

    Better Health Conference 2018

    All day
    2018-06-07
    Connecticut Convention Center 100 Columbus Blvd Hartford, CT 06103

    Connecticut Convention Center 100 Columbus Blvd Hartford, CT 06103

    The Better Health Conference, presented by CT Partners for Health, returns this year to the Connecticut Convention Center. This premier New England patient engagement event provides insights and resources from dynamic local, national and international experts. Register now for this multi-track event to learn how you can empower your patients to take a more active role in their health and healthcare.

    Agenda topics this year include:

    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Health IT
    • Healthcare Reform
    • Health Equity

     

    Visit our website for additional information on topics and speakers!

    Register Now!

    Registration Fees:
    Professionals – $75
    General Public (including students and seniors) – $30
    Groups of 10 or more – $60

    Questions on group registration?
    Please contact Morgan for more information

  • 3SquaresVT Basic Training

    3SquaresVT Basic Training

    13:00 -15:30
    2018-06-07

    WHY: 3SquaresVT, our nation’s first response to hunger, helps nearly 75,000 Vermonters put food on their table every day, and many more are eligible. This free training will offer an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of 3SquaresVT eligibility, deductions, benefits and the application process, learn about recent and upcoming policy changes, enhance outreach skills, and share experiences and best practices with colleagues from your region.

    WHAT: Each free training is approximately two and a half hours long, and will offer practical information, skills, and outreach strategies to those new to the program or wanting a refresher. More information will be sent out closer to each training date.

    WHO: You! A broad range of organizations and people are invited to attend, including those from community action agencies, area agencies on aging, food shelves, community meal sites, schools, health clinics and hospitals, churches, senior centers, shelters, veteran organizations, housing authorities, child care centers, and more.  Whether you do direct application assistance or just interact with low-income Vermonters, this training is for you!

    Register Here

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  • Wellness Nurse Webinar

    Wellness Nurse Webinar

    08:30 -09:30
    2018-06-12

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    June 2018 webinar: Discussion on Medication Management
    Tuesday, June 12 or Friday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m.

    Register for One Session Here

  • Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) Leader Training

    Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) Leader Training

    09:00 -16:30
    2018-06-12-2018-06-20
    Saint Johnsbury

    Saint Johnsbury

    This is a training program to become a CPSMP Leader. You must attend all four days: June 12, 13, 19, and 20.

    Learn More About CPSMP Here

    Leaders are authorized to facilitate Self-Management Workshops. To become a Leader, one must satisfactorily complete a Leader training (full training or cross-training) and have satisfactorily facilitated at least one series of the 7 week workshop(s) within 12 months after training.

    Register Here

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  • SASH Coordinator Webinar

    SASH Coordinator Webinar

    09:00 -10:00
    2018-06-13

    Monthly webinar generally on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

    Register Here

  • Introduction to WRAP

    Introduction to WRAP

    14:00 -16:30
    2018-06-13

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    Session Details

     
    Event Date: 
    Wed, 05/30/2018 – 2:00pm
    Facilitator(s): 
     
    Registration Fee: 
    399.00
     

    Course Description:  This online course is for anyone who wants to learn about the WRAP® and begin to incorporate it into their life to improve personal wellness and achieve an improved quality of life. This workshop is designed to be highly interactive and encourage participation and sharing from all present. This workshop also lays a broad foundation for building a peer workforce.

    Course meets in live online sessions and requires work inbetween sessions. This class fullfils the prerequisites for being trained as a WRAP Facilitator.

    Dates: Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13 and 20 (make up session Wednesday, June 27). In order to receive a certificate, you must attend 4 sessions.

    Time: 2:00-4:30pm ET, 1:00-3:30pm CT, 12:00pm-2:30pm MT, 11:00am-1:30pm PT

    Learning Objectives

    Through Participation in these workshops people will be able to:
    • Apply Key Concepts of Recovery into their every day life to improve their quality of life.
    • Identify tools and action plans to counter the negative effects of life challenges and improve responses to disturbing thoughts and feelings to achieve improved states of wellness.
    • Describe the history, foundations and structure of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan®.

    Materials:

    You will need a copy WRAP Plus by Mary Ellen Copeland to complete the course. Please order it as soon as possible to ensure it is available for the start of the course. It can be purchased from WRAP and Recovery Books – https://www.wrapandrecoverybooks.com/store/wrap-plus.html

     
  • Effective Communication Strategies for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired Patients

    Effective Communication Strategies for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired Patients

    15:00 -16:30
    2018-06-13

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    Registration required: Register here.

     


    Audience:

    This event is open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.

    Event Description:

    Did you know that according to the 2016 American Community Survey, 14.6% of adults age 65 and older have a hearing impairment and 6.6% have a vision impairment? People who identify as Deaf, or who are hard-of-hearing, blind, or visually impaired are also more likely to have other conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular health issues, and depression. Join us to learn how to best serve these and all patients in primary care and other ambulatory settings. The call format will include presentations by a patient, a provider, and a QIN-QIO, followed by an open discussion. Please come prepared to ask questions and share your experiences.

    Click here for a flyer for this event.

  • Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month Film Screening & Panel Discussion

    Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month Film Screening & Panel Discussion

    17:30 -19:30
    2018-06-13

    Join us for a free public screening of the PBS film Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, followed by a discussion with our expert panel on public health crisis of Alzheimer’s disease in Vermont

  • More events
    • SASH Coordinator Webinar
      SASH Coordinator Webinar
      09:00 -10:00
      2018-06-13

      Monthly webinar generally on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

      Register Here

    • Introduction to WRAP
      Introduction to WRAP
      14:00 -16:30
      2018-06-13
      https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week
      https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

      Session Details

       
      Event Date: 
      Wed, 05/30/2018 – 2:00pm
      Facilitator(s): 
       
      Registration Fee: 
      399.00
       

      Course Description:  This online course is for anyone who wants to learn about the WRAP® and begin to incorporate it into their life to improve personal wellness and achieve an improved quality of life. This workshop is designed to be highly interactive and encourage participation and sharing from all present. This workshop also lays a broad foundation for building a peer workforce.

      Course meets in live online sessions and requires work inbetween sessions. This class fullfils the prerequisites for being trained as a WRAP Facilitator.

      Dates: Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13 and 20 (make up session Wednesday, June 27). In order to receive a certificate, you must attend 4 sessions.

      Time: 2:00-4:30pm ET, 1:00-3:30pm CT, 12:00pm-2:30pm MT, 11:00am-1:30pm PT

      Learning Objectives

      Through Participation in these workshops people will be able to:
      • Apply Key Concepts of Recovery into their every day life to improve their quality of life.
      • Identify tools and action plans to counter the negative effects of life challenges and improve responses to disturbing thoughts and feelings to achieve improved states of wellness.
      • Describe the history, foundations and structure of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan®.

      Materials:

      You will need a copy WRAP Plus by Mary Ellen Copeland to complete the course. Please order it as soon as possible to ensure it is available for the start of the course. It can be purchased from WRAP and Recovery Books – https://www.wrapandrecoverybooks.com/store/wrap-plus.html

       
    • Effective Communication Strategies for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired Patients
      Effective Communication Strategies for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired Patients
      15:00 -16:30
      2018-06-13
      https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week
      https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

      Registration required: Register here.

       


      Audience:

      This event is open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.

      Event Description:

      Did you know that according to the 2016 American Community Survey, 14.6% of adults age 65 and older have a hearing impairment and 6.6% have a vision impairment? People who identify as Deaf, or who are hard-of-hearing, blind, or visually impaired are also more likely to have other conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular health issues, and depression. Join us to learn how to best serve these and all patients in primary care and other ambulatory settings. The call format will include presentations by a patient, a provider, and a QIN-QIO, followed by an open discussion. Please come prepared to ask questions and share your experiences.

      Click here for a flyer for this event.

    • Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month Film Screening & Panel Discussion
      Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month Film Screening & Panel Discussion
      17:30 -19:30
      2018-06-13

      Join us for a free public screening of the PBS film Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, followed by a discussion with our expert panel on public health crisis of Alzheimer’s disease in Vermont

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  • Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing

    09:00 -15:00
    2018-06-14

     Free Motivational Interviewing Training June 14th

     Using SBIRT/Motivational Interviewing to effectively engage patients with chronic disease and substance use risks 

    Thursday June 14th

    Steele Community Room

    28 North Main Street, Waterbury

    9:00 am – 3:00 pm

     

    SBIRT-VT had such a great response to last month’s training with UVM Family Medicine Doctors and MI trainers Richard Pinckney and Alan Rubin, so we are bringing it back. The training is focused on working with clients to help motivate them toward wellness from comorbid, chronic disease, and substance use/mood disorders. The focus will be on learning and practicing motivational interviewing skills to help create a collaboration with clients to help activate them to take charge of their own health.

     

    Only a few spaces remain. To register please contact Brittany Kirvan at [email protected].

  • Coordinated Community Responses and Beyond: Collaborations to Address Crimes Against Older Adults

    Coordinated Community Responses and Beyond: Collaborations to Address Crimes Against Older Adults

    13:00 -14:00
    2018-06-14

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month
    Attend a free web seminar June 14.

    Presented in observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Coordinated Community Responses and Beyond: Collaborations to Address Crimes Against Older Adults will provide participants with practical tips on creating and maintaining a coordinated community response to address issues of elder abuse and financial exploitation. This web seminar is free and includes complimentary CEUs.
    Register here.

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  • Wellness Nurse Webinar

    Wellness Nurse Webinar

    08:30 -09:30
    2018-06-15

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    June 2018 webinar: Discussion on Medication Management
    Tuesday, June 12 or Friday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m.

    Register for One Session Here

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  • TSLCA Summit – Embracing the Options: Supporting End-of-Life Care in Your Community

    TSLCA Summit – Embracing the Options: Supporting End-of-Life Care in Your Community

    08:30 -13:30
    2018-06-20

    All across Northern New England, older community leaders, policymakers, and partner organizations are building communities in which we can all age with dignity and choice.  The Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging is helping to connect these inspiring leaders to resources and strategies that expand and enhance their work.

    Atul Gawande, in his book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, writes, “Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.” To help community leaders involved in Northern New England’s aging in place movement embrace this goal, the TSLCA is hosting a regional conversation about making life good right up until the very end.

    Join us for Embracing the Options: Supporting End-of-Life Care in Your Community.  This shared learning experience will explore the powerful resources and tools available to help us talk about death and dying and make decisions about how we want to live.  This event will explore hospice, Death Cafes, Death Doulas, advance directives, games that help you start the conversation, and much more.  These amazing resources available in our communities can help us all be more thoughtful about how we live and provide care as we approach the end of life.

    While not the easiest conversation to start, the conversation about death and dying is one of the most important ones we can have. We hope you will join us!

    Registration is Open
    Please contact Patricia Kimball, TSLCA Operations Director at [email protected] if you have any questions.  

  • Introduction to WRAP

    Introduction to WRAP

    14:00 -16:30
    2018-06-20

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    Session Details

     
    Event Date: 
    Wed, 05/30/2018 – 2:00pm
    Facilitator(s): 
     
    Registration Fee: 
    399.00
     

    Course Description:  This online course is for anyone who wants to learn about the WRAP® and begin to incorporate it into their life to improve personal wellness and achieve an improved quality of life. This workshop is designed to be highly interactive and encourage participation and sharing from all present. This workshop also lays a broad foundation for building a peer workforce.

    Course meets in live online sessions and requires work inbetween sessions. This class fullfils the prerequisites for being trained as a WRAP Facilitator.

    Dates: Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13 and 20 (make up session Wednesday, June 27). In order to receive a certificate, you must attend 4 sessions.

    Time: 2:00-4:30pm ET, 1:00-3:30pm CT, 12:00pm-2:30pm MT, 11:00am-1:30pm PT

    Learning Objectives

    Through Participation in these workshops people will be able to:
    • Apply Key Concepts of Recovery into their every day life to improve their quality of life.
    • Identify tools and action plans to counter the negative effects of life challenges and improve responses to disturbing thoughts and feelings to achieve improved states of wellness.
    • Describe the history, foundations and structure of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan®.

    Materials:

    You will need a copy WRAP Plus by Mary Ellen Copeland to complete the course. Please order it as soon as possible to ensure it is available for the start of the course. It can be purchased from WRAP and Recovery Books – https://www.wrapandrecoverybooks.com/store/wrap-plus.html

     
  • How Nurses Can Foster Positive Interactions with Patients who have Substance Use Disorders

    How Nurses Can Foster Positive Interactions with Patients who have Substance Use Disorders

    14:00
    2018-06-20

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    All nurses encounter patients with addiction and these patients can be challenging to treat. However, it is imperative that nurses foster positive relationships with patients who have substance use disorders in order to provide high quality healthcare.

    Learn More and Register

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  • We Can Do This Together: Creating Dementia Friendly Communities

    We Can Do This Together: Creating Dementia Friendly Communities

    12:00 -13:30
    2018-06-25

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    Join us for our next webinar.
    June 25 | 12pm – 1:30pm

    Register Here

    As cancer has become more prevalent in our daily lives, we’ve built incredible personal, community and systemic responses that support patients and their care partners during their journey with this disease.  It’s time to create the same kind of social and care network for people living with dementia and their care partners.  Dementia can impact anyone, but folks who are older are at greater risk for the disease.  Across northern New England, tens of thousands of people are living with dementia.  People living with dementia and their care partners can experience significant isolation and can be challenged to do lots of things we all take for granted – like shopping or driving a car. 

    Attend this webinar to learn how people across the country are working to create communities where those living with dementia and their care partners can not only live, but THRIVE!  With leadership from Dementia Friendly America, administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, communities across the nation are taking action by engaging community sectors such as business, healthcare, faith communities, local government, community services and residential care and more. Speakers on this webinar will share an overview of the DFA initiative and how communities in rural Alabama and Ohio have successfully engaged in this work through low-cost, partnership-based initiatives!

     

    Presenters: 

    Meredith Hanley, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Dementia Friendly America
    Stephanie Holmes, Dementia Friendly Alabama
    Marty Williman, Ohio Council on Cognitive Health, Dementia Friends Initiative

     

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  • Finding the Balance: Enhancing Self-Efficacy in Persons Living with Dementia

    Finding the Balance: Enhancing Self-Efficacy in Persons Living with Dementia

    13:00 -14:00
    2018-06-26

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

    Register now for FREE

    Includes complimentary CEUs*

    *This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars

    Few attributes of personhood are more zealously protected than self-determination, and few fears more troubling than the fear of losing independence. For people with dementia this can be particularly intense. Using stories taken from experience, Dr. Wehry will illustrate why preserving autonomy and enhancing self-efficacy in people with dementia are important. She’ll discuss ways professionals can support individuals living with dementia—and their families—in making decisions, even in the context of diminished decision-making capacity.

    Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

    • Distinguish between autonomy, independence and self-efficacy;
    • Describe approaches to dealing with diminishing decision-making capacity in persons with dementia;
    • Discuss the positive benefits of self-efficacy on health and well-being; and,
    • Describe ways to enhance self-efficacy in persons with dementia.

    Presenters:

    Dr. Susan Wehry, a geriatric psychiatrist with more than 30 years experience, serves as chief of Geriatrics at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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  • Dealing with Emotions

    Dealing with Emotions

    12:00 -13:00
    2018-06-27

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    On behalf of the Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI), I would like to invite you to attend our upcoming webinar from our Java Webinar Series – Dealing with Emotions. Life is built around our emotions, and this webinar will explore strategies on how to sensitively deal with the range of emotions that can come up in during social programs in your LTC home.

     

    What else will you learn? This webinar will provide answers to the following questions:

    ·         How do I offer comfort to someone who is grieving?

    ·         What do I say when a resident tells me they are scared of dying?

    ·         How do I cope when a resident starts crying uncontrollably, talking about how lonely /depressed they feel?

    ·         How can I support someone who suffers from dementia and talks about being scared but is unable to articulate what they are afraid of?

     

    Presented by Kristine Theurer (Founder, Java Group Programs), the webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 12-1 p.m. For more information and to register, please click here.

     

    This webinar is the third webinar in a series of four. To watch the past webinars or to learn more about the upcoming ones, click here.

     

    Please note that this project is a partnership between Bruyère CLRI, Bruyère Continuing Care, Java Group Programs and Carleton University’s Health Sciences Department, with funding provided by the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).

  • Introduction to WRAP

    Introduction to WRAP

    14:00 -16:30
    2018-06-27

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    https://www.ncoa.org/event/spotlight-older-adults-behavioral-health/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=05022017_NCOA_Week

    Session Details

     
    Event Date: 
    Wed, 05/30/2018 – 2:00pm
    Facilitator(s): 
     
    Registration Fee: 
    399.00
     

    Course Description:  This online course is for anyone who wants to learn about the WRAP® and begin to incorporate it into their life to improve personal wellness and achieve an improved quality of life. This workshop is designed to be highly interactive and encourage participation and sharing from all present. This workshop also lays a broad foundation for building a peer workforce.

    Course meets in live online sessions and requires work inbetween sessions. This class fullfils the prerequisites for being trained as a WRAP Facilitator.

    Dates: Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13 and 20 (make up session Wednesday, June 27). In order to receive a certificate, you must attend 4 sessions.

    Time: 2:00-4:30pm ET, 1:00-3:30pm CT, 12:00pm-2:30pm MT, 11:00am-1:30pm PT

    Learning Objectives

    Through Participation in these workshops people will be able to:
    • Apply Key Concepts of Recovery into their every day life to improve their quality of life.
    • Identify tools and action plans to counter the negative effects of life challenges and improve responses to disturbing thoughts and feelings to achieve improved states of wellness.
    • Describe the history, foundations and structure of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan®.

    Materials:

    You will need a copy WRAP Plus by Mary Ellen Copeland to complete the course. Please order it as soon as possible to ensure it is available for the start of the course. It can be purchased from WRAP and Recovery Books – https://www.wrapandrecoverybooks.com/store/wrap-plus.html

     
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