Free elder care training class offered in Gardnerville

11/18/2008 - By: Anne McMillin

Are you caring for an older adult and wish you knew more? Caring for elders can prove to be an unnerving situation for which many may not feel prepared.

The Sanford Center for Aging, Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Geriatric Education Center (a joint program between the Sanford Center for Aging and the University of Nevada School of Medicine) will hold a free workshop on caring for older adults in Gardnerville on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 1:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville.

The workshop will cover finding aging and disability resources on the Internet, what to ask and how to ask it to better assess a senior’s needs, how to work effectively with older adults experiencing the loss of a family member or loved one or their own abilities and how to tell if a senior is in crisis and how to help if they are. The workshop is designed for friends and family members caring for elders as well as professional caregivers.

Registration includes program materials and is on a space available basis. Contact Diann Jones at (775) 682-8470 or email: dsjones@medicine.nevada.edu to register.


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