Register Now for the Fall 2013 Gerontology Institute Workshop Series

09/03/2013

Contributed by Kat Burton

REGISTER NOW for the Fall 2013 Gerontology Institute Workshop Series, which will be held in the afternoons on Thursday, September 19, Wednesday, October 16, and Tuesday, November 19.

They will be held from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road, Rte. 96B. Advance registration is required and is on a space available basis.

The fee is $25 per workshop or $60 for the complete series; for retired persons the fee is $15 per workshop.  IC Faculty and students may attend at no charge, but must register. For more information and to register visit http://www.ithaca.edu/agingworkshops/registration/

Thursday, September 19
“Research and Treatment Updates for Alzheimer’s Disease”

Presenter:
Frederick Marshall, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry
 
The Alzheimer’s epidemic will directly impact health and aging services professionals and make it increasingly important for them to stay current on cutting-edge information about the disease. Dr. Frederick Marshall will discuss recent updates on research and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and provide information that can be used to improve care in residential and community-based settings.
 
 
Wednesday, October 16
“Handling Stress in a Rapidly Changing Environment”

Presenter:
Francis Battisti, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, State University of New York Distinguished Service Professor, Broome Community College
 
Change is everywhere! It’s a typical part of life, but questions about the rapidly emerging changes in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act can cause stress for older people, their caregivers, and the professionals who support them. In this workshop, noted speaker, Francis Battisti, Ph.D., LCSW, BCD, will provide health and aging services practitioners with practical and helpful strategies and tips on how to understand and handle the stress that often comes with change.
 
 
Tuesday, November 19th
“Behavioral Interventions for Depression in Cognitively Impaired Elders”

Presenter:
Cassandra Bransford, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Director of Applied Clinical Research, Southern Tier Center on Aging, State University of New York at Binghamton
 
Mental health is a big concern for people who work with older adults. Cassandra Bransford, Ph.D., M.S.W., will share insights from her research on depression in older adults with cognitive impairments. The workshop will examine specific theories of mental health and teach participants how to turn them into practical applications for behavioral interventions in health and human services work settings.
 
The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute provides high quality education to students and professionals, empowering them to positively impact the lives of older people.
 
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Gerontology Institute at (607) 274-1965 or by email at aging@ithaca.edu well in advance of the workshop.

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