School of Medicine's Nevada Geriatric Education Center offers aging classes, lecture in December

11/23/2010 - By: Anne McMillin

Class, lecture available via interactive video to rural Nevada

The University of Nevada School of Medicine's Nevada Geriatric Education Center is offering a class on positive approaches to care for the aging in December.

The class will address sexuality in order adults, including tips to manage inappropriate sexual behaviors, creating a positive environment for sexual expression and risks and alternatives of using restraints in persons with dementia.

It will be held on:

  • Friday, December 3 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Truckee Meadows Community College, 475 Edison Way, Room 221 in Reno
  • Friday, December 10 from 12:45 to 4:15 p.m. at the School of Medicine's Pennington Medical Education Building, Room 16 on the University of Nevada, Reno campus
  • Tuesday, December 14 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Fernley Branch Library, 575 Silver Lace Boulevard in Fernley

The Nevada Geriatric Education Consortium, a partnership of the School of Medicine, Touro University Nevada and the University of Nevada Las Vegas is offering a geriatric lecture on "Frailty: Implications for the Older Adult" on Thursday, December 9 from noon to 1 p.m. at the following locations:

  • UNLV Shadow Lane campus Clinical Simulation Center, Room B-121 in Las Vegas
  • Touro University in Las Vegas
  • School of Medicine's Pennington Medical Building, Room 16 on the UNR campus

The purpose of this lecture is to have participants understand the risks and complications of frailty and what impact it can have on the older adult.

With the exception of the December 14 class in Fernley, all of these opportunities may be available via interactive video at rural sites around the state including Elko, Lovelock, Hawthorne, Gardnerville, Eureka, Tonopah, Ely, Caliente, Yerington and Winnemucca. Please contact the Northeastern Area Health Education Center at (775)738-3828 for confirmation on any program at any of these rural sites.

Continuing education units are available for these classes for a nominal fee. Contact Diann Jones at (775)682-8470 or download the registration form and submit at least three days prior to the class you wish to take.


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