'Handling Stress' is Topic of Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Workshop

ITHACA, NY—Obamacare. Medicaid. Medicare. Health care exchanges. Managed long-term care. There isn’t a part of health care today that isn’t undergoing rapid change, and this can cause stress for older people as well as their caregivers and the professionals who support them. How can a person manage all this?

“Handling Stress in a Rapidly Changing Environment,” an Ithaca College Gerontology Institute workshop, is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn & Suites, 1100 Danby Rd. (Rte. 96B).

Presenter Francis Battisti, a nationally known speaker on health enhancement and long-term care, will provide health and aging services practitioners with practical strategies and tips on how to understand and handle the stress that often comes with change.

Currently the executive vice president and chief academic officer at Broome Community College, he is president of Battisti Networks, a consulting consortium of practitioners who provide creative avenues for change initiatives. He holds a Ph.D. in human development and is a licensed clinical social worker.

Advance registration for this workshop is requested and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $25; for retired persons, the fee is $15. For more information and to register, visit www.ithaca.edu/agingworkshops or contact the Gerontology Institute at (607) 274-1965 or aging@ithaca.edu.

“Handling Stress in a Rapidly Changing Environment” will provide tips on how to understand and handle the stress that comes with change.