Free training for those caring for elders

10/16/2008 - 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 series of free workshops on caring for older adults in these rural communities on the following dates:

  • Tonopah, Nov. 6 at the Tonopah Senior Center, 1 Senior Center Drive
  • Silver Springs, Nov. 13 at the Silver Springs Community Center Hillyard Hall, 2945 Fort Churchill Road
  • Wadsworth, Nov. 14 at the Wadsworth Community Center, 320 Pyramid Street

All workshops will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.

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, a 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.

This program is free of charge for those who submit their registration 10 days prior to the course date they’d like to attend. 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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