Building the Greater Richmond Age Wave Plan: A Regional Roundtable

Today people are living longer lives.  What will it be like in 20 years when 1 out of 4 of us is 65 or older?  Come to the regional Roundtable and help shape our plan to become an age wave ready community. When: Tuesday, September 20th 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Speakers: Joan M. Twiss, Founding Executive Director of the Center for Civic Partnerships Thelma Bland Watson, Executive Director of Senior Connections James A Rothrock, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services Sherrie Brach, CEO of United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg R. David Ross, Executive Director of the Older Dominion Partnership Joel Mier, Vice President, Customer Strategy and Marketing, Genworth Discussion: Replicable Models for Age Wave Ready Communities Work Group Sessions to Build Regional Age Wave Plan Greater Richmond Age Wave Efforts & Updates Opportunities to Share, Plan & Engage in Regional Work See Agenda Here Where: The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 http://www.artsglenallen.com To register, click here....

Mental Health Needs of Family Caregivers (WEBINAR)

The American Psychological Association , in partnership with the U.S. Administration on Aging, will hold a webinar to explore the mental health needs of family caregivers and effective interventions and resources to support those needs.   Title:  Mental Health Needs of Family Caregivers:  Identifying, Engaging and Assisting. Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Eastern Webinar Overview: Participants of this webinar will learn about:  (1) the increasing number of family caregivers and the diversity among this population and in their  experiences;  (2) the range of mental health issues that may occur in family caregivers; (3) strategies to identify and engage family caregivers experiencing strain, to overcome reluctance to utilize services, encourage self-care, and refer to mental health services when needed; (4) effective interventions that are proven to be effective in addressing caregiver stress and burden, and (5) the availability of a wealth of resources to support the strengths and address the problems of family caregivers including the American Psychological Association’s Family Caregiver Briefcase  http://www.apa.org/pi/about/publications/caregivers/index.aspx. Presenters: Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, family therapist, author, educator and Director of Behavioral Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, PA, and member of the APA Presidential Task Force on Caregivers William E. Haley, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Professor at the University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and member of the APA Presidential Task Force on Caregivers Deborah A. DiGilio, MPH, Director, American Psychological Association Office on Aging and immediate past Chair of the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging. Moderator:        Greg Link, MA, Aging Services Program Specialist, U.S. Administration on...

Assisted Living Administrator Virginia regulatory Exam Preparatory Course

As you are aware, the Department of Health Professions recently passed regulations that require Administrators of Assisted Living Facilities to be licensed. The requirements for the licensure will include passing an exam on the domains of practice as set forth by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB). VCU Department of Gerontology wants to help you, as a current administrator, prepare for this exam. Two Day Training (15 contact hours): Assisted Living Administrator Training When: Saturdays October 22, and November 5th from 9am-4pm Lunch included Where:The Crossings at Bon Air 9100 Bon Air Crossings Dr Richmond, VA 23235 Please contact: Kim Williams kwilliams33@vcu.edu or 804-828-1565 to reserve your spot. Department of Gerontology Virginia Commonwealth University 804-828-1565 www.sahp.vcu.edu/gerontology “Improving Eldercare Through...

How to use and help others use Virginia Easy Access

We are thankful that HelpLine staff and volunteers were willing to participate in the training today and request that any feedback be shared with Joseph Hoyle, VDA Policy Analyst at joseph.hoyle@vda.virginia.gov.  Please see this training document for further...

Thank you, Dr. Welleford! Welcome Dr. Slattum!

On June 14, 2011, at the last meeting of the Virginia Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, we bad farewell to Dr. E. Ayn Welleford, Immediate Past Chair of the commission (whose term on the Commmission ends at the end of this month) and welcomed Dr. Patricia Slattum as the new Chair. Review both of our commission’s leaders bios below:  E.  Ayn Welleford, MSG, PhD, received her BA in Management/Psychology from Averett College, MS in Gerontology and PhD in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught extensively in the areas of Lifespan Development, and Adult Development and Aging, Geropsychology, and Aging & Human Values. As an educator, researcher, and previously as a practitioner she has worked with a broad spectrum of individuals across the caregiving and long term care continuum. As Associate Professor and Chair of VCU’s Department of Gerontology, she currently works to “Improve Elder Care through Education” through her Teaching, Scholarship, and Community Engagement. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Welleford provides community education and serves on several boards and committees.  She currently serves as Chair of the Governor’s Commonwealth of Virginia Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Commission. Dr. Welleford is the proud recipient of the 2008 AGHE Distinguished Teacher Award. Patricia W. Slattum, PharmD, PhD is Associate Professor, Director of the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program, and Vice-Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Slattums teaching, research and practice interests are improving pharmacotherapy for older adults residing in the community and assisted-living facilities, the effects of medications on cognition, and medication management in Alzheimers disease. She partners with a...
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