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Webinar: Isolation in Older Adults – Managing Adjustments after the Losses of the Pandemic

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$10

This webinar is made possible through a generous Quality of Life Grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

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Description
This training is focused mainly on individuals with paralysis. As aging seniors go through landmark ages, 60, 70, 80, change and loss is inevitable, especially with the impact of the Pandemic. When mobility is impacted, those feelings of fear, anxiety, and anger can be exacerbated. It is imperative that support staff and family members are able to help bring balance between the losses and joy. The below objectives will be covered in through supportive information and a video. The stages of grief is a process that helps aging adults to acknowledge, process and express their experiences of loss. The experience of grief and loss will be examined through a loss of mobility. Families and staff will be provided with strategies to help aging adults cope with loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objectives

  • Understanding dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Communication
  • Exploring and understanding change and loss in aging patients
  • Impact of COVID pandemic
  • Coping strategies for change during COVID

Target Audience
This training is for older adults, and those living with paralysis, as well as those who provide care to individuals living with paralysis. In addition, this training is also for those who work in community settings such as aging care managers, housing staff, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, substance abuse and mental health providers, as well as family members.

**Special Discount Code**
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is committed to providing opportunities to individuals with paralysis. In keeping with their mission, webinar scholarships are available for those living with paralysis, their family members and caregivers. If you or a family member is living with paralysis, please enter the following code at check-out to receive a scholarship.
Code: Superman

*CEUs
*”NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 2 CEUs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

Facilitator
Alexia Doumbouya is currently a training facilitator & curriculum developer (Temple Univ, Cheyney Univ & School District of Philadelphia) and Current Director of Operations (Customer Service, Quality & Retention) in Philadelphia. She has 13 years of training, communication & business management experience with onsite and virtual trainings on such topics relating to communicating and engaging aging adults.

Alexia has developed & designed various training & workshop curriculum, workbooks, Stand Operating Procedure manuals, Digital Marketing Plans, Coaching process flow and tools. Also, she has ensured operational compliance with Federal regulations i.e., Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HIPPA, HITECH. She is also knowledgeable about health care reform and The Affordable Care Act.

Alexia is working with PennCares in developing trainings encompassing older adults and issues surrounding behavioral health aspects, especially within the topic of dementia. She provides expert trainings to direct care staff with a focus on practical interventions strategies and reducing frustration or fatigue in caregiver rolls. She is certified in Mental Health Awareness and is presently working on her master’s degree with Trident University.

Details

Date:
June 14
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$10
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Website:
https://www.penncares.org/event/isolation-in-older-adults-managing-adjustments-6-14-22/