Workshops: Senior Housing Issues

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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, BSN
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
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 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: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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

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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
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Psychotherapy and Counseling with Older Adults

ID: 1070

This workshop will dispel the all-too-common assumption that psychotherapy and counseling are not effective treatment modalities with senior adults. Contrary to the belief that seniors are "inflexible and stuck in their ways" as well as having diminished cognitive and reflective capacity, studies indicate that they can benefit as much from these modalities as younger persons, albeit with some different approaches, techniques and goals. In this workshop we will consider the special strengths and challenges of senior adults, the place of their particular life cycle issues and how to understand and use transference, resistance, support and interpretation in working with this population. Many case examples and exercises will be offered.

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

Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, November 6, 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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Resources for Older Adults

ID: 1153

Are you challenged by locating services and benefits for older adults? If so, this session is for you. As an individual who works with the senior population, you may need additional knowledge about federal, state, county and community resources that will enhance the quality of life for this segment of the population. This session will provide information on seeking resources and an overview of resources such as financial, health, housing, nutritional, and recreational programs. You will also learn the importance of networking and the elements of making effective referrals. Participants will actively engage in discussion to share resource information.

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

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
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 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: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 and Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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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Working Together: Senior Housing Social Services Staff and Property Management

ID: 1200

This workshop will assist service coordinators in identifying their role and responsibilities to residents in independent senior housing. An overview of basic principles of service coordination and property management will include: a team approach to case management, managing resident files, confidentiality, advocacy, empowerment of residents and effective communication. In an interactive setting, participants will identify appropriate roles, responsibilities and principles for service coordinators and property managers, and develop an action plan for their respective site(s), which will identify goals and objectives to ensure a comprehensive plan of service coordination. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors) clock hours.

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

Instructor: Kim Fry
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 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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