Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

PennCares Support Services The Dementia Live Experience

Description: In this high-impact Dementia Live experience, you will be immersed into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with a cognitive impairment and sensory change.  You will be empowered to build new bridges of communication.  Dementia Live is an inside-out catalyst to change for those who live, work and visit in your community.  Dementia Live is experiential learning that simulates cognitive and sensory impairment, giving participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia.  Through the hands-on learning experience participants gain greater awareness and understanding of the constant struggles affecting persons with dementia as they go about their daily lives.

 

Target Audience: This session is for professionals working in the aging care systems, family members or community-based groups and Alzheimer’s Support Groups.

 

Here’s What People are Saying About the Training: “Very informative, great video, different perspective, very motivational, the best class at the conference, wonderful simulation training…”

 

Cost: $15/person

Sessions are ½ hour segments

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your time slot to complete paperwork

 

Location: PennCares Support Services

788 Cherry Tree Court

Hanover, PA 17331

 

To Register for your ½ hours Session Please Call 717-632-5552 ext. 4124 or email mchittum@penncares.org

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

PennCares Support Services Traumatic Brain Injury Training

PennCares Support Services is offering:

TBI & Applied Behavioral Analysis

Improving Outcomes for Children with a TBI

November 16, 2018

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Life Point Church

339 Lincoln Way East

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Description: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a well-established, but often underutilized, treatment methodology for those with Traumatic Brain Injury.  A behaviorally analytic approach to treatment can be used to decrease challenging behaviors as well as improve learning outcomes for those with TBI.  This training will give a brief overview of what TBI is and will then focus on strategies to reduce problem behavior as well as approaches to skill building that can be used in everyday practice.  Examples of topics covered include functional behavior assessment, antecedent strategies, behavioral shaping, and functional communication training

Target audience: Professionals, family and friends of individuals, and caregivers of children with a traumatic brain injury.

 

 

Cost: $10/person

 

To Register Please Call 717-632-5552 Ext. 4124 or email mchittum@penncares.org

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Nov
6
9:30 AM09:30

PennCares Support Services Compassionate Touch Training

November 6, 2018

9:30 am – Noon

Location: VNA of Hanover and Spring Grove

440 N. Madison St. Hanover PA, 17331

 

Description: Designed to ease physical, behavioral and emotional stress, this holistic, evidence-informed, practical and proactive approach provides symptom relief and comfort resulting in greater well-being and quality of life. Our Compassionate Touch program brings together the world of medical technology and treatment with the human side of care.

This training is a holistic approach that combines skilled touch with compassionate presence to enhance quality of life for those in the later stages of life. The training will include the activity of Flashback Evoking Memories.

Target audience: Families, professionals and caregivers. Compassionate touch focuses on empowering care-partners, it emphasizes giving both professional and family caregivers a way to connect with, calm and comfort.

 

Please bring a pillow, a hand towel, your favorite lotion, extra set of white tennis socks, and dress casual. This is an interactive experience and you will be paired up with a co-worker, friend, or session attendee for practicing the techniques.

 

     Cost: $40/person

 

To Register Please Call 717-632-5552 Ext. 4124 or email mchittum@penncares.org

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Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

PennCares Support Services Family Dynamics of Dementia Care Training

PennCares Support Services is offering:

Family Dynamics of Dementia Care

October 25, 2018

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: The Chapel at Country Meadows Retirement Communities

2760 Pine Grove Rd

York, PA 17403

 

Description: Through the use of actual examples, this interactive presentation will explore family dynamics from the perspective of both the family members and that of the professional caregivers.

Every family has its own, unique dynamics. When someone within a family is diagnosed with a dementia-related illness/condition, the family’s roles and relationships with one another usually begin to shift. This presentation will review some of these changes, challenges, and possibilities when caring for persons with dementia.  

Target audience: Professionals, family and friends of individuals with dementia and caregivers.  

 

 

Cost: $35/person

CEU’s for Social Workers: $50

 

To Register Please Call 717-632-5552 Ext. 4124 or email mchittum@penncares.org

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Oct
19
9:30 AM09:30

PennCares Support Services Bullying and Hoarding in a Senior Setting Training

PennCares Support Services is offering:

Bullying and Hoarding in a Senior Setting

October 19, 2018

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: Garden Spot Village

Concord Room

433 South Kinzer Ave.

New Holland, PA 17557

 

Description: This session will review the growing body of literature on bullying and hoarding in older adult residential settings: peer-to-peer relational aggression and hoarding in senior residential settings.  This is beginning to be recognized as problematic and having a negative impact on the psychological and emotional health of seniors.  The training will focus on strategies that staff and administration can use to identify bullying and decrease resident victimization on an individual level as well as community level.  In addition, this session will provide an overview of hoarding as a mental health and social issue explaining the complexity of treatment for people who have hoarding behaviors.

 

 

Cost: $35/person

CEU’s for Social Workers: $50

Morning refreshments will be offered by Garden Spot Village

 

To Register Please Call 717-632-5552 Ext. 4124 or email mchittum@penncares.org

You may also register at www.penncares.org

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May
8
10:00 AM10:00

Free caregiver workshop: Building Care: Practical Tools Every Caregiver Should Know

PCA’s Caregiver Support Program and Lutheran Settlement CARES program will jointly present “Building Care: Practical Tools Every Caregiver Should Know,” a free workshop for caregivers, on Tuesday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PCA, 642 N. Broad St. The workshop will include information from expert speakers about direct care techniques, care planning, home safety and accessibility, falls prevention, and wellness tips. Lunch and take-home materials will also be provided. To attend, RSVP to Cheryl Clark at 215-765-9000, ext. 4391, or Cheryl.clark@pcaCares.org.

 

 

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Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

Wilkes-Barre IGNITE Training

See What People are Saying about Our New IGNITE Training!

  • This presentation was amazing! I have a more clear understanding of what a person with dementia experiences.”
  • “The lectures, activities, and presenter were very engaging. This was a very rewarding session.”
  • “Very, very informative. Love the interaction and all activities”.

 

Come join us for our last IGNITE training for this fiscal year being held at the location below………

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Highland Park Senior Living
874 Schechter Drive
Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

       Nursing and social work CEUs being offered

        Cost: $35  CEUs will be offered.
        Cost: $45  includes fee for Social Work CEUs also

Click here for more information and to register

 

What is IGNITE?

IGNITE is a powerful 2.5 hour in-service training that will transform staff with practical tools to improve communications, respond to behavioral expression, relieve caregiver stress, and engage residents in meaningful activities.

The “SPARKS” utilized in this workshop take you on a journey of self-discovery and skill development, culminating in an operational plan for integration into your organization. Be prepared to be out of your seat and receive fresh, new ideas to engage your residents/individuals you work with! This training is non-stop and very engaging!

Spark 1:  Engage in a cutting edge hands-on experience of living with dementia, transforming care partners’ understanding and empathy for their residents. From this experience, staff will be empowered with effective tools to improve communications and care processes.

Spark 2: Understand the power of skilled touch as it relates to elder care; Practice skilled touch techniques that can be put into immediate practice in preventing behavioral expression, inducing relaxation and helping care partners relieve stress.

Spark 3: Discover how everyday items from the past ignite the senses, evoke memories and change relationships. This personalized approach reaches into the past to restore identity, dignity, purpose and joy of living!    

 

Office: PA Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition
 

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Apr
5
9:00 AM09:00

Allegheny County Strategies for Successful Aging

Have you heard that PBHAC is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer Strategies for Successful Aging? This unique partnership offers a 3 hour training. It includes 3 different speakers who will discuss healthy living for your brain and body, neuroplasticity, and delayed cognitive decline, and lastly, the importance of brain healthy eating and ground breaking studies related to nutritional research. The entire program will encompass cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social.

Target Audience: This training is for all who work with individuals with mental illness and difficult behaviors, such as mental health providers, care managers, case managers, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, and substance abuse.

Allegheny County - Thursday, April 5, 2018
Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community
100 Norman Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Cost: $60     CEU's are being offered;  Lunch provided.
Click Here for More Information and to Register  

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Apr
4
10:00 AM10:00

Erie County Strategies for Successful Aging

Have you heard that PBHAC is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer Strategies for Successful Aging? This unique partnership offers a 3 hour training. It includes 3 different speakers who will discuss healthy living for your brain and body, neuroplasticity, and delayed cognitive decline, and lastly, the importance of brain healthy eating and ground breaking studies related to nutritional research. The entire program will encompass cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social.

Target Audience: This training is for all who work with individuals with mental illness and difficult behaviors, such as mental health providers, care managers, case managers, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, and substance abuse.

Whole Foods Co Op Community Center Room
1341 W. 26th Street
Erie, PA  16508
10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Cost: $60   CEU's are being offered
Lunch provided by AseraCare Hospice
Click Here for More Information and to Register

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Mar
22
1:30 PM13:30

Evidence-based Strategies for Helping Older Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury

Cumberland County - Thursday, March 22, 2018
The Crossings at West Shore
1910 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $36

Cost: $46 (including social work CEUs only)

CEU's:  CEUs have been approved in nursing and social work. 

Click here for more information or to register

 

Description: This training will give an introduction to evidence based treatments for rehabilitative care for those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. The training will give an in-depth look at behavior management and teaching strategies for individuals with TBI. Participants will gain an understanding of the principles of behavioral science and how to apply these principles to treatment. Examples include how to capture the motivation of patients, utilizing positive reinforcement to influence behavior change, and how to break complex tasks into small teachable behaviors to promote learning.

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Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Strategies for Successful Aging- Centre County

Have you heard that PBHAC is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer Strategies for Successful Aging? This unique partnership offers a 3 hour training. It includes 3 different speakers who will discuss healthy living for your brain and body, neuroplasticity, and delayed cognitive decline, and lastly, the importance of brain healthy eating and ground breaking studies related to nutritional research. The entire program will encompass cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement. Come join us at the location closest to you! 

Centre County - Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The Oaks at Pleasant Gap
200 Rachel Drive
Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Cost: $60     CEU's are being offered  
Lunch provided complimentary by The Oaks
Click Here for More Information and to Register

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Mar
20
3:00 PM15:00

Register Now for the First Meeting of the Supporting Evidence-Based & Promising Practices Olmstead Community of Practice!


 

Please join us on March 20th at 3:00pm Eastern for the first in a series of webinars for the Olmstead Community of Practice related to Supporting Evidence-Based and Promising Practices!  This webinar will feature Hannah Koch, Psy.D. from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's Mental Health Program.  Dr. Koch will share her expertise around implementing Assertive Community Treatment in rural areas, and the implications this has for fidelity.  


Please register here for this event.
 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact your group facilitator, Deb Kupfer at dkupfer@wiche.edu or your coordinator, Kristin Neylon at kneylon@nri-inc.org.

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Mar
19
9:00 AM09:00

Strategies for Successful Aging- Cumberland County

Have you heard that PBHAC is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer Strategies for Successful Aging? This unique partnership offers a 3 hour training. It includes 3 different speakers who will discuss healthy living for your brain and body, neuroplasticity, and delayed cognitive decline, and lastly, the importance of brain healthy eating and ground breaking studies related to nutritional research. The entire program will encompass cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement. Come join us at the location closest to you! 

Cumberland County - Monday, March 19, 2018
Camp Hill Giant Food Store
2nd Floor Community Room
3301 Trindle Road
Camp Hill, PA  17011
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Cost: $60     CEU's are being offered;  Lunch provided
Click Here for More Information and to Register

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

IGNITE Training- State College, PA

Friday, March 16, 2018

Foxdale Village Retirement Community
500 E. Marylyn Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Nursing and social work CEUs being offered.

Cost: $35  
Cost: $45  including fee for Social Work CEUs only


Click here for more information and to register

 

What is IGNITE?

IGNITE is a powerful 2.5 hour in-service training that will transform staff with practical tools to improve communications, respond to behavioral expression, relieve caregiver stress, and engage residents in meaningful activities.

The “SPARKS” utilized in this workshop take you on a journey of self-discovery and skill development, culminating in an operational plan for integration into your organization. Be prepared to be out of your seat and receive fresh, new ideas to engage your residents/individuals you work with! This training is non-stop and very engaging!

Spark 1:  Engage in a cutting edge hands-on experience of living with dementia, transforming care partners’ understanding and empathy for their residents. From this experience, staff will be empowered with effective tools to improve communications and care processes.

Spark 2: Understand the power of skilled touch as it relates to elder care; Practice skilled touch techniques that can be put into immediate practice in preventing behavioral expression, inducing relaxation and helping care partners relieve stress.

Spark 3: Discover how everyday items from the past ignite the senses, evoke memories and change relationships. This personalized approach reaches into the past to restore identity, dignity, purpose and joy of living! 

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Mar
12
to Mar 14

COAPS training: Lebanon County, PA

  • 283 S. Butler Road Lebanon, PA 17064 (map)
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Register Today!

The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition is offering a 3-day Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Training in Lebanon, PA. Details below:


Click here to register and for more information.

Deadline for Registration - March 8, 2018

This training will prepare current Certified Peer Specialists to utilize existing experience, skills and training to work with Older Adults living with behavioral health disorders. Training will include an understanding of mental health and co-occurring issues as they relate to aging issues. Peers will increase their level of expertise while gaining specialized techniques that support Older Adults.

Educational Objectives:

At the completion of this seminar, participants will have an understanding of the issues encountered by older adults including:

  • Aging composition (demographics)
  • Healthy aging
  • Cultural competency
  • Depression, anxiety, hoarding, cognitive impairment, substance use, & co-occurring physical illness in older adults
  • Suicide in older adults
  • Care giving
  • Community resources
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan
  • Stages of Change 
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Mar
1
to Mar 2

Reminder This Week is the Behavioral Health Services for Older Adults Olmstead Learning Community Webinar

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care: Highlights from a Report on How Transitions to Community Can Be Improved
March 1, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET


Please join us for the Older Adult Olmstead webinar on March 1st.  Robyn Grant, the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) will be our speaker.  The National Consumer Voice represents the interests of long-term care consumers, advocating for public policy that is responsive to consumers’ needs and helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves. They are a primary source of information and tools for consumers, families, caregivers, advocates, and ombudsmen to help ensure quality care for the individual.

The focus of this webinar is on transitions from residential living, such as nursing homes, into home and community-based living environments and the opportunities and challenges that these transitions present; a key issue in addressing Olmstead requirements to ensure the least restrictive living setting for individuals.  Ms. Grant will be presenting data from a report that examined how individuals who had moved out of nursing homes across the country believed the transition process could be improved.  The report recommends policy actions based on what was learned from consumers, as well as from those who work in the programs that assist them - state MFP Directors and state long-term care ombudsmen; and local transition coordinators and ombudsmen.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact your group facilitator, Cynthia Zubritsky at cdz@upenn.edu, or Ginny Falkner at gfalkner@ahpnet.com.

Register here

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Oct
11
9:00 AM09:00

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  • Kean Theatre, St. Barnabas Health System (map)
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Strategies for

Successful Aging

Description: PBHAC is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer this 3 hour training which will include information on “Healthy Living for your Brian and Body, and Tips from the Latest Research”. Neuroplasticity, delaying cognitive decline, and the importance of exercising mentally, along with a demo of Ageless Grace will be shared. The third hour will cover Brain Healthy Eating: a Critical Lifestyle Choice by CC Donelan, who is the Principal of Brain Health Partners in Concord, MA.

Learn about what ground breaking studies and nutrition research have revealed about how the way we eat and live each day can significantly affect the health of our brains. Additionally, learn how you can power up your brains today; no matter your age. The entire program will cover cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement.

Cost: $60     CEU's are being offered  Lunch provided
Click Here for More Information and to Register


Target Audience: This training is for all who work with individuals with mental illness and difficult behaviors, such as mental health providers, care managers, case managers, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, and substance abuse.     

For more information, please visit our website: www.olderpa.org or contact anne@olderpa.org

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Oct
10
9:00 AM09:00

PBHAC in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association Present: Strategies for Successful Aging

  • Whole Foods Co Op Community Center Room (map)
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Strategies for Successful Aging

Description: PBHAC is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer this 3 hour training which will include information on “Healthy Living for your Brian and Body, and Tips from the Latest Research”. Neuroplasticity, delaying cognitive decline, and the importance of exercising mentally, along with a demo of Ageless Grace will be shared. The third hour will cover Brain Healthy Eating: a Critical Lifestyle Choice by CC Donelan, who is the Principal of Brain Health Partners in Concord, MA.

Learn about what ground breaking studies and nutrition research have revealed about how the way we eat and live each day can significantly affect the health of our brains. Additionally, learn how you can power up your brains today; no matter your age. The entire program will cover cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement.

Click Here for More Information and to Register    


Target Audience: This training is for all who work with individuals with mental illness and difficult behaviors, such as mental health providers, care managers, case managers, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, and substance abuse.     

For more information, please visit our website: www.olderpa.org or contact anne@olderpa.org

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Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

PBHAC: Dementia Live in Erie, PA

Don’t pass up this opportunity to go through our Dementia Simulation Experience which will immerse you into a world with dementia


This training is 30 minutes in length. 30-minute time slots are available from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cost: $10
(There are NO CEUs awarded for this training. Certificates of Attendance will be available.)

Click here for more information or to register


Target Audience:
This session is for direct care staff, family caregivers, healthcare professionals, college students, or anyone working with individuals with dementia.

Description:
In this high-impact Dementia Live experience, you will be immersed into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it's like to live with a cognitive impairment and sensory change. You will be empowered to build new bridges of communication. To elevate person-centered care practices, the target audience must first gain an understanding of what dementia is, and how the individual with dementia feels when challenged with cognitive and sensory changes. Dementia Live is experiential learning that simulates cognitive and sensory impairment, giving participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia.

Waiver/Release Form:
Please note that participants will be required to sign a waiver/release agreement to participate in this training. If you would like to view a copy of the waiver/release statement prior to the training, please email anne@olderpa.org.

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Sep
15
1:00 AM01:00

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NEW this year, the NCOA designated Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 as National Advocacy Day! This is your opportunity to focus attention on public policy issues that affect your senior center. They encourage you to schedule events that:

·         Educate participants, elected officials, and your community about how your center is funded

·         Discuss how local, state, and federal legislation affect your center and participants

·         Empower older adults to advocate for their senior center with their elected officials Event ideas

·         Host a site visit with your elected officials to educate them about your work and issues of concern to seniors. The House of Representatives, and likely the Senate, will be out of session, so federal lawmakers will be back home.

·         Schedule a panel discussion with speakers who can educate participants and the community about why senior centers matter and why public funding is critical.

·         Visit a member of Congress or other local elected official at their district office to deliver your message and build a relationship.

·         Organize a petition or postcard writing party to send messages to elected officials from seniors on what their center means to them.

Review the Publicity Guide for more tips on engaging public officials, and watch your email for more details about this National Advocacy Day. Got a plan for Sept. 15? Let them know at advocacy@ncoa.org!

https://www.ncoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-Senior-Center-Month-Program-Guide.pdf

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Sep
14
3:00 PM15:00

Free training: QPR - Question, Persuade, and Refer

  • 28 West Shortcut Road Newport, PA, 17074 United States (map)
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Funding provided by:
Partnership for Better Health

 

Register here: http://www.olderpa.org/event-2616624

Description: QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help

The Gatekeeper course is taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The Course is evidence-based (through SAMHSA), heavily tested and peer reviewed. A gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.  

Objectives of this Training:

• How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal

• How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide

• The common causes of suicidal behavior

• The warning signs of suicide

• How to get help for someone in crisis

 

Target Audience: Gatekeepers can be anyone, including primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, doctors, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, families, parents, friends, neighbors, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.


Location:
Pinnacle Health Group
28 W. Shortcut Rd

Newport, PA  17074

Cost: This is a Free training.

Registration Deadline: September 11, 2017

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Sep
14
8:30 AM08:30

Issues of Substance Use & Medication Misuse in Older Adults

  • 230 Greenamyer Lane Gettysburg, PA, 17325 United States (map)
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Target Audience: This training is for all individuals who provide care to older adults, especially those who work in community settings such as aging care managers, housing staff, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, substance abuse and mental health providers.  

      

Location:

Adams County 911 Emergency Center

230 Greenamyer Lane

Gettysburg, PA   17325

 

Date: Thursday,  September 14, 2017

 

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Cost: $35.
All payments must be made by the day of the training.

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Sep
8
8:30 AM08:30

Free Training: Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults and Those with Later-Life Issues

Learn the warning signs and how YOU can help!

The Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults and Those with Later-Life Issues module builds upon the effectiveness of the standard Mental Health First Aid curriculum by focusing on older adults and the gaining population.

Mental illness and aging can often be a double stigma. According to the National Council on Aging, there are more than 6 million Americans aged 85 and older. That number is expected to more than triple by the year 2050 when the youngest baby boomers turn 86. Older adults and care partners are less likely to identify a problem as a symptom of a mental health disorder. Furthermore, older adults have high rates of late-onset mental health disorders, like anxiety and depression, and low rates of identification and treatment. There is negative bi-directional impact between mental disorders and health conditions. Even “mild” mental illness symptoms can have catastrophic consequences in vulnerable older adults.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/older-adult-mhfa-at-friends-hospital-tickets-35545612885

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Aug
31
9:30 AM09:30

Free training: QPR - Question, Persuade, and Refer

  • 147 Gettys Street Gettysburg, PA, 17325 United States (map)
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Funding provided by:
Partnership for Better Health

 

Register here: http://www.olderpa.org/event-2597481

Description: QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help

The Gatekeeper course is taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The Course is evidence-based (through SAMHSA), heavily tested and peer reviewed. A gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.  

 

Objectives of this Training:

• How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal

• How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide

• The common causes of suicidal behavior

• The warning signs of suicide

• How to get help for someone in crisis

 

Target Audience: Gatekeepers can be anyone, including primary care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, school personnel and educators, state police and corrections officers, nursing home staff, doctors, mental health authorities, state policymakers, volunteers, families, parents, friends, neighbors, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.


Location:
WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
Community Room A (ground floor)
147 Gettys Street

Gettysburg, PA   17325

Cost: This is a Free training.

Parking: Main parking lots in front of the hospital

Registration Deadline: August 28, 2017
 

All payments must be made by the day of the training.

Presenter: Joanna Zigerell

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Aug
29
9:00 AM09:00

Managing Challenging Behavior

  • 2300 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA, 17110 United States (map)
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Location:

Giant Food Store
2nd Floor - Community Room
2300 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Register here: http://www.olderpa.org/event-2592039

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $39
All payments must be made by the day of the training

Description: In this training we will address the challenging behaviors that are present when working with the public, whether specific populations or in general. Skills to address challenging behaviors both in person and over the phone with be addressed. Participants will develop skills related to challenging behaviors when dealing with special populations. This training provides definitions of behavior, types of behavior and reactions to challenging behaviors. Participants will learn the importance of managing their own behavior and the experience they bring to interactions.

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Aug
28
9:00 AM09:00

Become a Dementia Live Certified Provider

Eldercare Providers (CCRS's, Assisted Living/Memory Care, Home Health, Hospice, and Home Care Providers) can now become designated Certified Dementia Live providers.  Join us for a Coach's Training on August 28, 2017 at Foxdale Village in State College. With training your organization can offer Dementia Live as on-going staff training, share this with families and offer it as Community Education.

Location: Foxdale Village, State College
Date: Monday, August 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Lunch provided

Register at AGEucate.com/register.

For more information, contact Deborah Allen at deborah@olderpa.org or 717-857-3163.

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