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Behavioral Health and Aging Training Opportunities
October 1, 2008

Behavioral Health Issues in Older Adults at Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Freemasons Cultural Center, Elizabethtown, on October 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The conference is sponsored by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, and Drexel University College of Medicine. The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Forum will address approaches for difficult behaviors, medication misuse, substance abuse, and gambling in older adults and family system issues related to caring for older adults. Continuing education credits are available. Registration information is available on the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging web site (www.olderpennsylvanians.org). Contact Joann Roesner at Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education (jroesner@drexelmed.edu or 215-831-7804) with questions.

Health Literacy, Cultural Sensitivity, and Advance Care Planning: Some Tools for the Front Line supported and developed by the Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania Consortium and presented by Linda Shumaker, executive director, Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition. Programs are for doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, aging and mental health services staff, and others who provide care for older adults. Continuing education credit approval has been requested. Sessions are from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at five locations with no fee for attendance.

Date Location Address City ZIP
October 15 Westmoreland Community Colleg 145 Pavilion Lane Youngwood 15697
October 30 Brookville Senior Center, Heritage House Four Sylvania St  Brookville 15825
November 6 Best Western Lehigh Valley 300 Gateway Dr Bethlehem 18017
November 13 The Meadows 132 Meadows Dr Centre Hall 16828
December 11 Temple University Ambler Campus 580 Meetinghouse Rd Ambler 19002

Beverages and a light lunch will be provided. Registration information is available from this link. Contact the Geriatric Education Center at the Pennsylvania State University (814-865-1710 or aws2@psu.edu) with questions. Another series is planned for spring 2009 related to mild cognitive impairment, dementia, delirium, depression and suicide, loss and grief.

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