Workshops: Gerontology

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Common Health Problems and Medication Use with Older Adults

ID: 1024

This workshop will provide an overview of common health problems in the older adult population, such as malnutrition, dehydration, skin conditions, cardio-pulmonary disease, pneumonia, congestive heart failure, diabetes and pressure ulcers. Participants will learn to identify the symptoms of these health problems, so as to better help the older adult find medical treatment. Also, common medications, their side effects, and risk of interaction will be part of this workshop. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors) clock hours.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Ingrid Holm, RN, BSN
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Coping with Functional Loss and Environmental Changes

ID: 1002

This workshop focuses on the impact of functional losses and environmental changes experienced throughout the aging process and the varied coping responses that are possible. Attention will be given to productive and unproductive coping mechanisms. The impact of demographic factors (gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status) on the use and results of various coping strategies will be examined. Interventions which help aging adults cope with functional losses and environmental changes will be emphasized.

Fee: $225.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 10.00

Instructor: Melissa Chalker, MSW
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 and Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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End-of-Life Issues

ID: 1103

Professionals working with clients at the end of their life are dealing with a powerful and complex process. This workshop will address the topic of "What is dying well?" (physically, emotionally and spiritually) and the religious and cultural differences that play a role in this. Other topics include how to empower caregivers in the end-of-life situation, advocacy for the client, grieving rituals, and how to help clients with the planning of the funeral.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Ethical Dilemmas in Working with Older Adults

ID: 1036

This workshop will present valuable information to professionals working with families who have an elderly relative. Participants will learn practical methods to identify and analyze ethical dilemmas arising in the care of older adults. The principles of ethics and ethics theory will be discussed as well as moral issues surrounding topics such as: decision-making capacity, informed consent, surrogacy issues, advance directives, promising comfort and care, withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment, and the role of ethics committees. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Ethical

Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Ethical Issues of Care with Older Adults

ID: 1134

This workshop will focus on decision making capacity and tensions between personal values, the NASW Code of Ethics, and ethical principles, when working with cognitively compromised older adults. Participants will have the opportunity to apply learned skills in weighing the risks and benefits of actual case scenarios. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Ethical

Instructor: Ted Alter, Dr.
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Ethics Essentials in Geriatric Care

ID: 1124

Participants will learn to recognize ethical dilemmas in both every day and biomedical situations, especially those dilemmas commonly arising in geriatric care, and will practice methodologies for ethical decision-making. Topics will include ethical principles and values, best practices for advanced directives, weighing benefits and burdens, substituted judgment, ethics committees, and the NJ POLST: Practitioners Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Ethical

Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parker at Stonegate - Highland Park
443 River Road, Highland Park, NJ

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Ethnogeriatrics: Working with Older Adults of Various Cultures

ID: 1023

Understanding of an older adult's culture is essential to effective work with them and their family. In this workshop participants will learn about different cultures in New Jersey and the values and beliefs that shape the behavior of these elders. Specific beliefs regarding health, illness and aging will be addressed. The workshop will focus on the barriers older adults may have in accessing and using public social services and programs. Culturally sensitive approaches and skills will be presented and practiced.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Growing Old Together: Aging and Family Caregiving

ID: 3009

This workshop explores the aging process as it impacts the functional ability and cognition of individuals with developmental disabilities. Particular attention will be paid to the cumulative impact of a shared aging trajectory between many adult children with developmental disabilities and their parents. Participants will be engaged in an interactive examination of current trends in health care, service systems, caregiver supports, and end-of-life issues particular to persons with developmental disabilities and their family members and caregivers.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
335 George Street, 3rd Fl. , New Brunswick, NJ

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Legal Issues and Planning

ID: 1013

This workshop will provide an overview of important legal issues affecting older adults. You will learn about the laws affecting decision-making capacity including financial durable powers of attorney, advanced directives, health care proxies, and guardianship. Using interactive case studies, the workshop will focus on ethical considerations in the context of providing services to clients with diminished capacities. Along with an overview of Medicare and Medicaid (including Medicaid eligibility), the workshop will provide a broad-based understanding of home and community-based services with a focus on New Jersey's "new" Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program. You will also learn about the rights of residents in nursing homes and assisted living. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Ethical

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Instructor: Gwen Orlowski
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Managing Family Dynamics in Caring for Older Adults

ID: 1160

Older adults are living longer lives. As they age, however, they may need increased supports from family members. This workshop will explore the multiple dimensions of family responses to caring for an aging relative, including the challenges of potential sibling conflict and the role of marital partners and grandchildren in providing care for an elderly family member. Through the use of case examples, this workshop will identify family patterns and present interventions that can help social workers provide strategies to families so they can develop a working relationship and course of action in the care of their older relatives.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

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Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parker at Monroe
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Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Mercer County Family Support Organization
3535 Quakerbridge Road (IBIS Plaza) Suite 400, Hamilton, NJ

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Memory Care Innovation-Practical Tools, Tips, Techniques and Approaches

ID: 1161

Step into the world of Memory Care. This interactive workshop will offer participants the opportunity to gain a better understanding of dementia. Practical and person directed approaches to caring for someone with dementia will be shared. Participants will learn how to apply behavioral analysis methods to understand and effectively manage dementia related behavioral expressions utilizing non-pharmacological approaches. Engaging with and celebrating the uniqueness of persons with dementia at all stages will be highlighted throughout the day.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Marcy Salzberg, LSW
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM C
390 George St., 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Older Adults, Disasters and the Service Providing Agency

ID: 1118

Older adults are disproportionately impacted by disasters in terms of their psychosocial and economic losses, injuries, and even death. Service-providing agencies will be called on for an increase in their usual services, and additional assistance related to the disaster. This workshop will help agencies who serve older adults to work through various types of adverse conditions, and increase their capacity help older adult clients navigate through the disaster's impact. Participants will learn emergency management and disaster basics with emphasis on impact to older adults, how to bolster their disaster resilience, how to organize the agency to respond to the event through continuity of operations (COOP) planning, conditions when a COOP might be implemented, and the steps needed to develop a COOP plan. This workshop is offered in collaboration with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Mary Goepfert, LSW, MPA, APR, CPM
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Practical Case Management with Older Adults

ID: 1004

Case Management practice is based on two important principles. The first involves respect and support for independence. The second involves the principle of using the least restrictive alternative in helping clients with lifestyle changes. You will learn practical skills such as: 1) making realistic plans with the client; 2) determining the frequency and nature of client contacts needed to implement the case plan; 3) using existing support systems; 4) addressing cultural and ethnic factors; 5) ongoing assessment; 6) networking effectively with other agencies; 7) clarifying respective roles; and 8) scheduling case management time and case recording.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Judith Parnes, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Promoting Wellness in Older Adults

ID: 1126

Whole-person wellness depends on at least seven dimensions: physical, emotional, spiritual, vocational, environmental, social and intellectual. This workshop addresses each of these primary dimensions of wellness and provides strategies for maximizing wellness through the aging process. Purpose, mindfulness, and activity programming will be among the specific topics for discussion.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Rethinking Therapeutic Approaches with Older Adults

ID: 1131

Most therapeutic approaches assume all adults are the same�"regardless of where they are in the lifespan. However, we know that older adults are a distinct population with specific needs and challenges. This workshop will provide a brief historical perspective of best practices used with older adults with and then focus on new knowledge that addresses the mental health needs of the older adult population. We will also discuss the various mental health and behavioral concerns uniquely experienced by older adults.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

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Instructor: Robin Wiley, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Robin Wiley, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Successful Aging - Spirituality, Healing and Reducing Stress

ID: 1135

As the older population continues to grow, and many more individuals are living longer, it has been shown that a person’s attitude can affect how successfully they age. This workshop will address how we can choose to maximize our physical, mental/emotional and spiritual condition, leading to living a longer and healthier life. Reducing stress, the benefits of healthy eating, exercise and rest, the role of spirituality and the healing power of music and spiritual techniques such as aromatherapy, blessing and prayer with healing oil, meditation and spiritual counseling will be among the topics discussed.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

Instructor: Helen Hunter, ACSW, LSW
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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The Basic Elements and Skills Necessary for Effective Volunteer Management

ID: 2002

This two-day workshop focuses on the elements and skills which are necessary to ensure a well run, productive volunteer program. As the manager of a volunteer program, you will learn to: 1) create a pro-volunteer environment in your organization; 2) design meaningful roles for volunteers which help accomplish the organizational goals; 3) develop strategies for recruiting volunteers; 4) interview, screen and train volunteers; 5) apply management techniques to the supervision of volunteers; and 6) evaluate and recognize volunteers.

Fee: $225.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 10.00

Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019 and Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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The Silver Wave: Medication Use in Older Adults

ID: 1133

Over the next 25 years, it is expected that individuals greater than 65 years of age will become 20% of the US population. The impact this population shift will have on our social, healthcare, and safety net systems is immense. And, as the US population lives longer, drug therapy, the most common modality to treat, cure, prevent, and palliate disease, will only become more prolific and complex. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the most common classes of medications used in older adults. Indications, contraindications, drug interactions, and safe handling of select agents will be reviewed using case-based teaching strategies. By the conclusion of the workshop, each participant will be able to identify medication red flags during a client home visit and implement steps to ensure patient safety and optimal outcomes.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00

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Instructor: Daniel Abazia, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Daniel Abazia, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Understanding and Improving Relationships in Later Life

ID: 1090

Relationships in older adults are varied, rich and complex. The quality of these relationships has an enormous impact on the coping ability of clients and their caregivers. Providers of treatment are often drawn into interpersonal dynamics that evolve from complex family histories and depleted caregivers. In this workshop, aging trends, developmental theories, and treatment issues related to late life relationships will be explored. Participants will gain a better understanding of the impact of these dynamics on the care of clients in community and medically based settings. Solutions to assisting clients and their family members in their interactions with one another while they face treatment issues, illness, addiction, death, grief and loss will be offered. Opportunities to assist clients who are seeking peace and resolution in their relationships will also be discussed.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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