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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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  • Infection Control: Prevention

    Infection Control: Prevention

    11:00 -12:00
    2018-04-03

    We are pleased to present a no-cost educational program series for Long Term Care Facilities entitled: Navigating Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care. Hosted by the New England QIN-QIO in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), this virtual series will feature presentations from Shira Doron, MD, Kirthana Beaulac, PharmD and Gabriela Andujar Vazquez MD, Antimicrobial Stewardship specialists at Tufts Medical Center.

     

    You are invited to participate in the fourth session, Infection Control: Prevention, on Tuesday, April 3, from 11:00am to 12:00pm

    By attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

     

    • Discuss the elements that are essential to an infection control policy
    •  Outline the key strategies for prevention of device associated infections
    • Review the special steps required to prevent the spread of highly resistant bacteria

     

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  • Healthy Nutrition for Oder Patients

    Healthy Nutrition for Oder Patients

    13:00 -14:00
    2018-04-04

    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 Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care®

    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

    The importance of proper nutrition for older adults cannot be understated. Poor nutrition can affect the mind, the body, the immune system and energy levels in ways older adults and their families may not be aware of.

    The more families know about the aging factors that can affect eating habits, the easier it will be to ensure their older adult loved one maintains a healthy diet.

    Join us for this month’s web seminar to learn more about healthy nutrition for older patients

    Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

    • Recognize the causes and warning signs of poor nutrition;
    • Understand the nutritional guidelines for older adults;
    • Identify the potential risks associated with lack of mealtime companionship; and,
    • Recommend ways to manage specific dietary concerns.

    Presenter:

    Lakelyn Hogan is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska Omaha, studying social gerontology. She has a master of arts in social gerontology and master’s in business administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services.

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  • Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) Leader Training

    Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) Leader Training

    09:00 -16:30
    2018-04-06-2018-04-13
    Waterbury

    Waterbury

    This  is a leader training program and you must attend all four days: April 5, 6, 12, and 13. 

    Learn more about DSMP 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 workshop within 12 months after training.

    Register Here

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  • Integrative Pain Management Conference: National Experts, Local Focus

    Integrative Pain Management Conference: National Experts, Local Focus

    All day
    2018-04-07

    Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center, Main Campus, Level 2

    Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center, Main Campus, Level 2

    April 7, 2018, Daylong CE/CME, University of Vermont Davis Center,
    Keynote: Bob Twillman, Ph.D., Executive Director for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, go.uvm.edu/integrativepain


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  • Trauma Informed Care for People Living with Dementia

    Trauma Informed Care for People Living with Dementia

    13:00 -14:00
    2018-04-10

    http://www.asaging.org/web-seminars/trauma-informed-care-people-living-dementia

    http://www.asaging.org/web-seminars/trauma-informed-care-people-living-dementia

    Trauma can occur at any point in life as a result of a number of experiences such as war, abuse, neglect or violence. The effects of trauma can be lifelong. As such, trauma-informed care can be used to assist people living with the effects of trauma as they navigate other aspects of life, including living with dementia and caring for someone who has dementia. In this web seminar, principles of trauma-informed care will be discussed as they apply to dementia in Veterans and Holocaust survivors. Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living, this web seminar is free and includes complimentary CEUs.

    Learn more and register

  • Coping with Stress and Depression

    Coping with Stress and Depression

    19:00 -20:00
    2018-04-10

    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

    [Military] Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Coping with Stress and Depression webinar on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT. Esteemed Presenter, Dr. Liza Zwiebach, will discuss how stress impacts family and special considerations for military families. The program is designed for families, caregivers, employees and military personnel, and anyone interested in mental health resources. Register to join us for the live webinar! After the webinar, complete our online evaluation and we’ll send you a free copy of our Coping with Stress brochure. Can’t attend the live webinar? Register today to submit your questions and watch the recorded webinar after it airs. Arielle Cohen, Programs Coordinator, Families for Depression Awareness, 391 Totten Pond Road, Suite 101, Waltham, MA 02451, 781-890-0220, www.familyaware.org

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  • Vermont Geriatrics Conference

    Vermont Geriatrics Conference

    All day
    2018-04-11
    Hampton Inn, Colchester

    Hampton Inn, Colchester

    The thirteenth annual Vermont Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Geriatrics Conference will be a one-day symposium covering practical and innovative approaches to the medical care of older adults. Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health professionals with an interest in the care of older adults are encouraged to attend.

    Learn More Here

    Register Here

  • FreshStart Leader Training

    FreshStart Leader Training

    09:00 -16:30
    2018-04-11
    Rutland

    Rutland

    This is a Leader training. You must be a Tobacco Treatment Specialist to take this training.

    Freshstart is the American Cancer Society’s group‐based tobacco cessation counseling program. The program is designed to help participants stop smoking by providing essential information, skills for coping with cravings, and group support.  

    Register Here

  • SASH Coordinator & Wellness Nurse Webinar

    SASH Coordinator & Wellness Nurse Webinar

    09:00 -10:00
    2018-04-11

    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

    The April webinar will be for both SASH Coordinators and Wellness Nurses.

    Agenda: Updates, Creating Encounter Notes, Open Q & A any topic

  • More Music, Less Medication!

    More Music, Less Medication!

    11:30 -12:30
    2018-04-11
    Webinar

    Webinar
    It’s no secret that CMS has made improving comprehensive dementia care a priority.  Since the launch of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, significant reductions in the prevalence of antipsychotic medication use in long-stay nursing home residents have been documented.  The New England QIN-QIO works with providers to enhance the quality of life for people with dementia, implementing innovative person-centered care practices that ultimately reduces antipsychotic medication use.  

     

     

    The New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (NE QIN-QIO), in collaboration with the New England Rural Health RoundTable, invites you to join us on  Wednesday, April 11th from 11:30am to 12:30pm to learn how one nursing home in rural Vermont implemented Music and Memory to improve dementia care and reduce antipsychotic medication use.

     

     

    At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:

     

    • Describe some helpful tips on how to successfully initiate a Music and Memory program;
    • Demonstrate the effectiveness of the program and evaluate its relationship with the reduction of antipsychotic medication use in persons with Dementia;
    • Identify key challenges and successes with implementing the program; and
    • Discuss steps for sustaining a Music and Memory program.

     

  • Enhancing Transitions Through a Collaborative Approach

    Enhancing Transitions Through a Collaborative Approach

    11:44 -12:00
    2018-04-11

    Behavioral healthcare can no longer be swept under the proverbial carpet.

     

    Up to 20% of Americans have a mental health condition, but only 44% of those individuals receive treatment.1 Mental health services have historically been underutilized because of inadequate funding for services, lack of coordination among primary care, mental health and aging service providers, access barriers and the stigma surrounding mental illness and treatment.

     

    Without access to timely and appropriate care, individuals often end up in the Emergency Department (ED). The Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders brief detailed a sharp increase in ED utilization nationally from 2006 to 2013 by people experiencing a serious mental illness (52%) or other behavioral health conditions (55.5%).2

     

    Providers across the country are grappling with these challenges, exploring multi-pronged efforts to expand access to care and prevent behavioral health crises.

      

    The New England QIN-QIO invites you to join us on Wednesday, April 11th (11am-12pm) to explore how two Massachusetts community health centers are incorporating a multidisciplinary approach to address the needs of their patients with behavioral health conditions. Both programs are supported by funding from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission’s Health Care Innovation Investment (HCII) program, as Targeted Cost Challenge Investments. 

      

    Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:

    • Describe the impact of behavioral health on healthcare utilization in New England,
    • Explore approaches to addressing health-related social needs for patients with behavioral health conditions, and
    • Identify required elements for a successful behavioral health integration/coordination model.

    Our speakers include members of the Health Care Innovation Investment (HCII) teams from Brookline Community Mental Health Center and Lynn Community Health Center. Learn more about the Health Care Innovation Investment program and our session speakers.

     

     

    Visit our event page to learn more about this webinar.

     

    Sincerely,

    The New England QIN-QIO

     

  • More events
    • Vermont Geriatrics Conference
      Vermont Geriatrics Conference
      All day
      2018-04-11
      Hampton Inn, Colchester
      Hampton Inn, Colchester

      The thirteenth annual Vermont Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Geriatrics Conference will be a one-day symposium covering practical and innovative approaches to the medical care of older adults. Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health professionals with an interest in the care of older adults are encouraged to attend.

      Learn More Here

      Register Here

    • FreshStart Leader Training
      FreshStart Leader Training
      09:00 -16:30
      2018-04-11
      Rutland
      Rutland

      This is a Leader training. You must be a Tobacco Treatment Specialist to take this training.

      Freshstart is the American Cancer Society’s group‐based tobacco cessation counseling program. The program is designed to help participants stop smoking by providing essential information, skills for coping with cravings, and group support.  

      Register Here

    • SASH Coordinator & Wellness Nurse Webinar
      SASH Coordinator & Wellness Nurse Webinar
      09:00 -10:00
      2018-04-11
      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

      The April webinar will be for both SASH Coordinators and Wellness Nurses.

      Agenda: Updates, Creating Encounter Notes, Open Q & A any topic

    • More Music, Less Medication!
      More Music, Less Medication!
      11:30 -12:30
      2018-04-11
      Webinar
      Webinar
      It’s no secret that CMS has made improving comprehensive dementia care a priority.  Since the launch of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, significant reductions in the prevalence of antipsychotic medication use in long-stay nursing home residents have been documented.  The New England QIN-QIO works with providers to enhance the quality of life for people with dementia, implementing innovative person-centered care practices that ultimately reduces antipsychotic medication use.  

       

       

      The New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (NE QIN-QIO), in collaboration with the New England Rural Health RoundTable, invites you to join us on  Wednesday, April 11th from 11:30am to 12:30pm to learn how one nursing home in rural Vermont implemented Music and Memory to improve dementia care and reduce antipsychotic medication use.

       

       

      At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:

       

      • Describe some helpful tips on how to successfully initiate a Music and Memory program;
      • Demonstrate the effectiveness of the program and evaluate its relationship with the reduction of antipsychotic medication use in persons with Dementia;
      • Identify key challenges and successes with implementing the program; and
      • Discuss steps for sustaining a Music and Memory program.

       

    • Enhancing Transitions Through a Collaborative Approach
      Enhancing Transitions Through a Collaborative Approach
      11:44 -12:00
      2018-04-11

      Behavioral healthcare can no longer be swept under the proverbial carpet.

       

      Up to 20% of Americans have a mental health condition, but only 44% of those individuals receive treatment.1 Mental health services have historically been underutilized because of inadequate funding for services, lack of coordination among primary care, mental health and aging service providers, access barriers and the stigma surrounding mental illness and treatment.

       

      Without access to timely and appropriate care, individuals often end up in the Emergency Department (ED). The Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders brief detailed a sharp increase in ED utilization nationally from 2006 to 2013 by people experiencing a serious mental illness (52%) or other behavioral health conditions (55.5%).2

       

      Providers across the country are grappling with these challenges, exploring multi-pronged efforts to expand access to care and prevent behavioral health crises.

        

      The New England QIN-QIO invites you to join us on Wednesday, April 11th (11am-12pm) to explore how two Massachusetts community health centers are incorporating a multidisciplinary approach to address the needs of their patients with behavioral health conditions. Both programs are supported by funding from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission’s Health Care Innovation Investment (HCII) program, as Targeted Cost Challenge Investments. 

        

      Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:

      • Describe the impact of behavioral health on healthcare utilization in New England,
      • Explore approaches to addressing health-related social needs for patients with behavioral health conditions, and
      • Identify required elements for a successful behavioral health integration/coordination model.

      Our speakers include members of the Health Care Innovation Investment (HCII) teams from Brookline Community Mental Health Center and Lynn Community Health Center. Learn more about the Health Care Innovation Investment program and our session speakers.

       

       

      Visit our event page to learn more about this webinar.

       

      Sincerely,

      The New England QIN-QIO

       

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  • Abuse, Exploitation and Self-Neglect of Older Adults

    Abuse, Exploitation and Self-Neglect of Older Adults

    09:00 -15:30
    2018-04-13
    Gifford Medical Center – Conference Center

    Gifford Medical Center – Conference Center

     

    Register

    Along with physical and sexual abuse, financial exploitation has risen dramatically in the last few years specifically targeting this age group. Self-neglect is a growing problem that is often hidden. The training will explore the complexities of working with individuals who self-neglect and the impact it has on their families and the community.

     

    Gifford Medical Center – Conference Center

     

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  • Senator Bernie Sanders Senior Town Meeting

    Senator Bernie Sanders Senior Town Meeting

    09:30 -00:00
    2018-04-14

    RSVP Required: Please call 800-339-9834 (toll free) to RSVP

    Vermont’s seniors face many challenges – from the high cost of prescription drugs and medical care to limited access to affordable housing, transportation, and healthy food. Yet in Washington, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs seniors depend on are under attack. Now, more than ever, Vermont’s
    seniors need to be informed and involved.

    Saturday, April 14
    Come discuss issues facing older Vermonters and enjoy a free meal
    Montpelier Breakfast Meeting at 9:30 am
    Montpelier High School; 5 High School Drive, Montpelier

    Newport Lunch Meeting at 12:30 pm
    The Gateway Center; 84 Fyfe Drive, Newport

    St. Albans Dinner Meeting at 5:00 pm
    VFW Post 758; 353 Lake Road, St. Albans

     

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  • WRAP Facilitator Training

    WRAP Facilitator Training

    09:00 -16:30
    2018-04-16

    Hello

    I am very excited to tell you about the 2018 state sponsored WRAP Facilitator Training.

    This is an opportunity for those people who you think would make good facilitators and those who have expressed interest in becoming WRAP Facilitators to come to a Training for free. I would like to ask you to help in getting this information out to those people who are or might be interested, so please distribute widely.

    WHERE:

    The 2018 Training will be held at the new and spectacular Waterbury State Office Complex, Waterbury VT, (where the old State Hospital used to be) Oak Conference room.

    WHEN:

    5 days – April 16 to the 20, 9am to 4:30pm

    Lunch may be provided by the Blueprint Project but you will have to pay for all other travel and food expenses.

     PREREQUISITE:

    You must take a Seminar 1, sometimes called Intro to WRAP, WRAP class or workshop. You can take this for free through the Blueprint

    Self Management Educational Classes in your local area, or on-line through the Copeland Center which is not free. You will be asked when you register when you took your WRAP Class and who your facilitators were. If you know you want to come and your class is scheduled after you register, state which class you will be attending and let me know that you have completed that class to hold your place. The class must be before the Facilitator Training.

    REGISTRATION:

    Please use the link below to register.

    https://goo.gl/forms/P58uKgy4Zlj8iDn72

    You will receive confirmation of your registration. Once you are registered and as the date gets closer you will receive additional information in an email.

    The class max is 18 and it filled a few months before the actual training last year so please do not wait if this is something you want to do.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

     Cheers,

    Jane Winterling

    Vermont WRAP Education Coordinator

    Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

    [email protected]

    www.copelandcenter.com

     

    802-380-1849

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  • PHL Q&A Webinar

    PHL Q&A Webinar

    09:00 -10:00
    2018-04-17

    Please join us the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9::00 am

     The first webinar will be on September 19th.

     Register for the Webinar Here  

  • WRAP Facilitator Training

    WRAP Facilitator Training

    09:00 -16:30
    2018-04-17

    Hello

    I am very excited to tell you about the 2018 state sponsored WRAP Facilitator Training.

    This is an opportunity for those people who you think would make good facilitators and those who have expressed interest in becoming WRAP Facilitators to come to a Training for free. I would like to ask you to help in getting this information out to those people who are or might be interested, so please distribute widely.

    WHERE:

    The 2018 Training will be held at the new and spectacular Waterbury State Office Complex, Waterbury VT, (where the old State Hospital used to be) Oak Conference room.

    WHEN:

    5 days – April 16 to the 20, 9am to 4:30pm

    Lunch may be provided by the Blueprint Project but you will have to pay for all other travel and food expenses.

     PREREQUISITE:

    You must take a Seminar 1, sometimes called Intro to WRAP, WRAP class or workshop. You can take this for free through the Blueprint

    Self Management Educational Classes in your local area, or on-line through the Copeland Center which is not free. You will be asked when you register when you took your WRAP Class and who your facilitators were. If you know you want to come and your class is scheduled after you register, state which class you will be attending and let me know that you have completed that class to hold your place. The class must be before the Facilitator Training.

    REGISTRATION:

    Please use the link below to register.

    https://goo.gl/forms/P58uKgy4Zlj8iDn72

    You will receive confirmation of your registration. Once you are registered and as the date gets closer you will receive additional information in an email.

    The class max is 18 and it filled a few months before the actual training last year so please do not wait if this is something you want to do.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

     Cheers,

    Jane Winterling

    Vermont WRAP Education Coordinator

    Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

    [email protected]

    www.copelandcenter.com

     

    802-380-1849

  • Marijuana & Parkinson's Disease: What Do We Really Know?

    Marijuana & Parkinson's Disease: What Do We Really Know?

    13:00 -14:00
    2018-04-17

    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 APRIL 17
    Marijuana & Parkinson’s Disease: What Do We Really Know?

    Learn more about marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) by joining a one-hour Parkinson’s Foundation online seminar led by Benzi M. Kluger, M.D., M.S, associate professor, Neurology, University of Colorado Hospital. Presented by Parkinson’s Foundation as part of their Expert Briefings series, this web seminar is free and includes complimentary CEUs.

    Learn more and register.

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  • WRAP Facilitator Training

    WRAP Facilitator Training

    09:00 -16:30
    2018-04-18

    Hello

    I am very excited to tell you about the 2018 state sponsored WRAP Facilitator Training.

    This is an opportunity for those people who you think would make good facilitators and those who have expressed interest in becoming WRAP Facilitators to come to a Training for free. I would like to ask you to help in getting this information out to those people who are or might be interested, so please distribute widely.

    WHERE:

    The 2018 Training will be held at the new and spectacular Waterbury State Office Complex, Waterbury VT, (where the old State Hospital used to be) Oak Conference room.

    WHEN:

    5 days – April 16 to the 20, 9am to 4:30pm

    Lunch may be provided by the Blueprint Project but you will have to pay for all other travel and food expenses.

     PREREQUISITE:

    You must take a Seminar 1, sometimes called Intro to WRAP, WRAP class or workshop. You can take this for free through the Blueprint

    Self Management Educational Classes in your local area, or on-line through the Copeland Center which is not free. You will be asked when you register when you took your WRAP Class and who your facilitators were. If you know you want to come and your class is scheduled after you register, state which class you will be attending and let me know that you have completed that class to hold your place. The class must be before the Facilitator Training.

    REGISTRATION:

    Please use the link below to register.

    https://goo.gl/forms/P58uKgy4Zlj8iDn72

    You will receive confirmation of your registration. Once you are registered and as the date gets closer you will receive additional information in an email.

    The class max is 18 and it filled a few months before the actual training last year so please do not wait if this is something you want to do.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

     Cheers,

    Jane Winterling

    Vermont WRAP Education Coordinator

    Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

    [email protected]

    www.copelandcenter.com

     

    802-380-1849

  • Safe and Effective Use of Medications in Older Adults

    Safe and Effective Use of Medications in Older Adults

    12:00 -13:30
    2018-04-18

    Beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid have on average, a 25 percent higher rate of chronic conditions than beneficiaries who are not dually eligible. Dually eligible beneficiaries also tend to use a variety of medications and have higher Medicare Part D prescription drug costs than Medicare-only beneficiaries. Addressing medication management, medication misuse, and adverse drug effects among dually eligible beneficiaries is important for the health of these individuals.

    Please join Resources for Integrated Care for a webinar on April 18 at 12:00 PM Eastern. The speakers will provide an overview of these important  medication issues related to older adults, along with the need for management and coordination among the care team members and the beneficiary. Participants will also learn about effective strategies to empower individuals and their families to manage multiple medications for maintaining their health.

  • The Case for Palliative Care for People with IDD and Dementia

    The Case for Palliative Care for People with IDD and Dementia

    13:00 -14:00
    2018-04-18

    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

    Pain management and palliative care are often difficult to access for people with both intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and dementia. This web seminar uses recent work from the International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia, which defined advanced dementia, proposed how palliative care services (including hospice) may be used and made recommendations for completing advanced directives and advance care planning prior to the extensive progression of dementia. Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living, this web seminar is free and includes complimentary CEUs.
    Learn more and register

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  • WRAP Facilitator Training

    WRAP Facilitator Training

    09:00 -16:30
    2018-04-19

    Hello

    I am very excited to tell you about the 2018 state sponsored WRAP Facilitator Training.

    This is an opportunity for those people who you think would make good facilitators and those who have expressed interest in becoming WRAP Facilitators to come to a Training for free. I would like to ask you to help in getting this information out to those people who are or might be interested, so please distribute widely.

    WHERE:

    The 2018 Training will be held at the new and spectacular Waterbury State Office Complex, Waterbury VT, (where the old State Hospital used to be) Oak Conference room.

    WHEN:

    5 days – April 16 to the 20, 9am to 4:30pm

    Lunch may be provided by the Blueprint Project but you will have to pay for all other travel and food expenses.

     PREREQUISITE:

    You must take a Seminar 1, sometimes called Intro to WRAP, WRAP class or workshop. You can take this for free through the Blueprint

    Self Management Educational Classes in your local area, or on-line through the Copeland Center which is not free. You will be asked when you register when you took your WRAP Class and who your facilitators were. If you know you want to come and your class is scheduled after you register, state which class you will be attending and let me know that you have completed that class to hold your place. The class must be before the Facilitator Training.

    REGISTRATION:

    Please use the link below to register.

    https://goo.gl/forms/P58uKgy4Zlj8iDn72

    You will receive confirmation of your registration. Once you are registered and as the date gets closer you will receive additional information in an email.

    The class max is 18 and it filled a few months before the actual training last year so please do not wait if this is something you want to do.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

     Cheers,

    Jane Winterling

    Vermont WRAP Education Coordinator

    Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

    [email protected]

    www.copelandcenter.com

     

    802-380-1849

  • Howard Center's Spring Community Education Series – Welcome to Vermont: Four Stories of Resettled Identity

    Howard Center's Spring Community Education Series – Welcome to Vermont: Four Stories of Resettled Identity

    18:00 -20:00
    2018-04-19

    Burlington

    Burlington

    Howard Center presents a film screening and discussion with documentary filmmaker Mira Niagolova

    “Welcome to Vermont” offers a nuanced view of lives of forcibly displaced people once they have achieved their ultimate desire to resettle in the US and “live the American dream.” The documentary raises questions about identity, assimilation, and diversity and explores how the adaptation process differs from one ethnic group to another, from one individual to the next. -Mira Productions website

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  • WRAP Facilitator Training

    WRAP Facilitator Training

    09:00 -16:30
    2018-04-20

    Hello

    I am very excited to tell you about the 2018 state sponsored WRAP Facilitator Training.

    This is an opportunity for those people who you think would make good facilitators and those who have expressed interest in becoming WRAP Facilitators to come to a Training for free. I would like to ask you to help in getting this information out to those people who are or might be interested, so please distribute widely.

    WHERE:

    The 2018 Training will be held at the new and spectacular Waterbury State Office Complex, Waterbury VT, (where the old State Hospital used to be) Oak Conference room.

    WHEN:

    5 days – April 16 to the 20, 9am to 4:30pm

    Lunch may be provided by the Blueprint Project but you will have to pay for all other travel and food expenses.

     PREREQUISITE:

    You must take a Seminar 1, sometimes called Intro to WRAP, WRAP class or workshop. You can take this for free through the Blueprint

    Self Management Educational Classes in your local area, or on-line through the Copeland Center which is not free. You will be asked when you register when you took your WRAP Class and who your facilitators were. If you know you want to come and your class is scheduled after you register, state which class you will be attending and let me know that you have completed that class to hold your place. The class must be before the Facilitator Training.

    REGISTRATION:

    Please use the link below to register.

    https://goo.gl/forms/P58uKgy4Zlj8iDn72

    You will receive confirmation of your registration. Once you are registered and as the date gets closer you will receive additional information in an email.

    The class max is 18 and it filled a few months before the actual training last year so please do not wait if this is something you want to do.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

     Cheers,

    Jane Winterling

    Vermont WRAP Education Coordinator

    Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

    [email protected]

    www.copelandcenter.com

     

    802-380-1849

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  • NAMI Provider Program Teacher Training

    NAMI Provider Program Teacher Training

    08:00 -16:00
    2018-04-21-2018-04-22

    Next Training: April 21-22, 2018 (in Rutland, VT)

    Click here to Register to become a NAMI “Provider” Program Leader
    Or, call 800-639-6480, ext. 102

    NAMI Provider Program offers 15-hours or 4-hours of in-service training to line staff at public mental health agencies and other organizations who work directly with individuals who are affected by mental illness. The teaching team consists of five-members (or three members) that include family members, individuals living with mental health challenges and a mental health provider who is either a family member or individual in recovery. Teachers share their personal experience with the participants and follow a scripted curriculum.

    Who Should Attend: Returning teachers who need a refresher, current Connection and Family Support Group facilitators, NAMI program teachers, and mental health professionals who are either family members or living with a mental health challenge.

    Teachers needed in: Northern, Central, and Southern Vermont

    About PE

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

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

    09:52 -15:00
    2018-04-24

    Time: 9am – 3pm  – Free Training – Breaks = 2 -15 minute breaks & CEUs requested = 4.5

    Date: April 24th – 108 Cherry St. Burlington VT

    Professor – Richard Pinckney MD

    Lunch = 1 hour 

    The Objectives of MI Chronic Disease Training:

             Building effective conversations, the spirit, skills and an understanding of the four structural processes of the style of communication; engagement; focusing; evocation, planning.

             Building an effective rapport and create authentic engagement (working alliance) with people & their families while doing a brief intervention for comorbid chronic disease & substance use risk.

             Using effective empathetic, compassionate communication.

             Providing “How to” advice and information collaboratively.

             Participants will know how to increase intrinsic motivation for change.

             Understanding of the core spirit & skills of screenings and brief intervention.

             Understanding of evidence based practice of listening and effective responses for working with sensitive topics, major life decisions (ex. use of alcohol and other drugs, including nicotine, marijuana etc.) and other chronic health issues focus.

             Practicing MI skills with standardized patient actors trained at providing effective feedback to develop skills competencies.

    please contact Brittany Kirvan to register at [email protected]

  • The Power of Planning

    The Power of Planning

    12:29 -13:30
    2018-04-24

    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

    The Power of Planning
    Let’s consider three truths:
     
    1) Planning for one’s future is daunting at any age.  None of us have a crystal ball.  There are situations that will arise in the future that we can’t imagine in the present.  We see either too many options or too few.

     
    2) We hold our independence dear.  We want to make decisions for ourselves.  We want to live where we want to live and spend our days doing what we want to do.
     
    3) Things will change for us as we age. 
     
    Given these three truths, it is often easier to forgo planning and imagine things will take care of themselves. 

     
    The great news is that there are practical tools, people, and resources to make planning easier; to help us make choices now so we can maintain our independence later and enable us to plan for the things that will inevitably change as we age.  These tools and resources are very beneficial to our age-friendly community building work. 
     
    Join us for our next webinar to learn about the tools, people, and resources available to help older folks in our community plan for their future.   Maintaining choice, control and community can best be achieved through planning and we are excited to share resources to help.

    Our Presenters Are:
    Kate McClary, University of New Hampshire
    Nate Miller, SeniorsPlus, Maine

  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care

    Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care

    13:00 -14:00
    2018-04-24

    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

    Tuesday, April 24 (1-2 p.m. Eastern) – Webinar: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care, presented by The Lewin Group in collaboration with the American Society on Aging. Please register for the webinar.

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  • WEBINAR: Older Adult Legal Issues

    WEBINAR: Older Adult Legal Issues

    13:00 -15:00
    2018-04-27

     

    Register – $30

    Participants will develop a greater understanding of the legal supports available to older adults and will learn financial tools that can be used to help older adults plan for their financial future.  

    Details to connect to the webinar will follow after registration and payment.

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  • Mental Illness & Recovery Workshop Teacher Training

    Mental Illness & Recovery Workshop Teacher Training

    All day
    2018-04-28

    Next Training: April 28, 2018 (in Williston, VT)

    Click here to Register to become a M.I.R. Program Leader
    Or, call 800-639-6480, ext. 102

    Mental Illness and Recovery is a free, one-day workshop for families, peers, and community members who want to learn more about mental illness and recovery. Teachers should have a connection with NAMI Vermont, be comfortable reading aloud and sharing “your story”, be available on a Saturday 2-3 times a year, and have transportation to travel to scheduled workshops.

    Teachers needed in: Northern, Central, and Southern Vermont

    About MIR

  • Celebrate World Tai Chi & Chi Gong Day

    Celebrate World Tai Chi & Chi Gong Day

    10:00 -12:00
    2018-04-28

    Upcoming event April 28th

    Celebrate World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day at 10 a.m. on Saturday April 28th, 2018 in Shelburne, at Shelburne Farms (Breeding Barn location).  No registration required!  This is an outdoor event so dress accordingly. This international healing and awareness event will spread from time-zone-by-time-zone across six continents starting in New Zealand.

     

    Tell us about your planned celebration and we will list it on our website!

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  • Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

    Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

    08:30 -16:45
    2018-04-30

    Substance Abuse Prevention 

    Skills Training in Vermont!

    The VT Department of Health, Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), in partnership with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) and the Center for Health and Learning, is pleased to offer the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) in the Spring of 2018.  

     The training includes two components:

    • An online course entitled “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics”
    • An in-person training occurring from April 30th through May 3rd, 2018 in Waterbury, VT. 

    For more information and registration.

  • Effective use of Motivational Interviewing to engage and help clients who use marijuana

    Effective use of Motivational Interviewing to engage and help clients who use marijuana

    09:00 -16:00
    2018-04-30

    CEUs requested = 5.5

    Breaks = 2 -15 minute breaks

    Lunch = 1 hour 

    The Objectives of The MI Training:

             Building effective conversations, the spirit, skills and an understanding of the four structural processes of the style of communication; engagement; focusing; evocation, planning.

             Building an effective rapport and create authentic engagement (working alliance) with people & their families while doing a brief intervention for marijuana use.

             Using effective empathetic, compassionate communication.

             Providing “How to” advice and information collaboratively.

             Participants will know how to increase intrinsic motivation for change.

             Understanding of the core spirit & skills of screenings and brief intervention.

             Understanding of evidence based practice of listening and effective responses for working with sensitive topics, major life decisions (ex. use of alcohol and other drugs, including nicotine, marijuana etc.) and other chronic health issues focus.

             Practicing MI skills with standardized patient actors trained at providing effective feedback to develop skills competencies.

    Please contact Brittany Kirvan to register at [email protected].

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