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Medications and Older Adults: An Introduction to What Every Aging Network Professional Needs to Know

Event Date: 
08.11.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

Aging professionals should have a basic understanding of medication-related problems. This webinar will offer a primer on the major points.

Full Description: 

Medications are one of the most important interventions in managing the health of older adults, but these same medications can also cause significant adverse effects. All professionals working in the aging network should have a basic understanding of common medication-related problems, and this web seminar will offer a primer on the major points.

Shepherds in the Valley of the Shadow: The Roles of Professional Chaplaincy in Long Term Care

Event Date: 
07.21.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

This webinar will focus on various roles and responsibilities of professional chaplaincy in long-term care settings.

Full Description: 

This webinar will focus on various roles and responsibilities of professional chaplaincy in long-term care settings. In addition to discussing how chaplains can and should address the religious and spiritual needs of residents, especially in multi-cultural settings, it will also focus on how, as recognized “authority” figures, they contribute to improving the overall ethos of care in LTC facilities.

The Buddy Program ™ – Pairing First Year Medical Students and Persons with Early Stage Alzheimer’s

Event Date: 
06.30.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

This web seminar will describe the development and step-by-step organization of The Buddy Program, share outcomes and lessons learned.

Full Description: 

The goal of The Buddy Program is to provide a mutually enriching experience for medical students and persons with early stage dementia. The Buddy Program also aims to strengthen the knowledge base and sensitivity of future physicians to the issues of aging and dementia, and to offer the person with dementia a mentorship opportunity. This web seminar will describe the development and step-by-step organization of the program, share outcomes and lessons learned, and how the The Buddy Program is currently being replicated at other medical schools.

Take Charge of Your Health Programs: Promoting Health in Diverse Communities Across Sectors and Silos

Event Date: 
06.23.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Short Description: 

This web seminar will outline partnerships in urban and suburban communities reaching individuals of varying abilities, cultures and religion.

Full Description: 

Learn about the versatility of “Take Charge of Your Health,” Illinois’ Chronic Disease Self-Management program implementation among diverse partners. This web seminar will outline partnerships developed in urban and suburban communities reaching individuals of varying abilities, cultures and religions.

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