Distinguished Speaker Series

Spring 2014

Mindfulness-Based Elder Care: A Model for Health Care Workers and Caregivers

Lucia McBee, M.P.H., LCSW, CYI

Presented on February 24, 2014 at Ithaca College

Lucia McBee is a licensed clinical geriatric social worker who has worked with elders and their caregivers for 30 years. She received her M.S.W. and M.P.H. from Columbia University and her yoga certification from Kripalu. For the past 15 years she has integrated mindfulness, gentle movement, aromatherapy, hand massage, and other complementary therapies into her practice with frail elders in nursing homes, with homebound elders, and with their caregivers. McBee's work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. Mindfulness-Based Elder Care, her book for health care workers, was published in 2008.

This free public event was presented in partnership with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center and Ithaca College's Departments of Health Promotion and Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Recreation and Leisure Studies.

If you were unable to attend Lucia McBee's talk, you can view her powerpoint presentation.

Additional resources from Lucia McBee and Laura Peters (Kendal at Ithaca) about mindfulness in elder care are in the sidebar to the right.


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