Geriatric Life Enhancement: Walking Their Journey – CEU Workshop

Changes in memory and cognition beyond normal aging, coupled with hearing and/or vision loss and decreased activity can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. When effective strategies are provided for communication and memory challenges, along with activity modification, there are opportunities for enhancing the daily interactions of the older adult with their family, friends, care partners, community organization and healthcare professionals.

Participants will learn the signs of physical and mental changes, the importance of life enhancement and strategies to enhance and modify communication with older adults.

Workshop objectives include:

  • Explain the change in memory from normal aging and beyond;
  • Discuss the impact of hearing and vision loss on activity participation;
  • List strategies to enhance communication when hearing, vision and/or memory are concerns;
  • Explain strategies for those with changes in speech and language capabilities;
  • List the goals and benefits of life enhancement;
  • Discuss ways to modify communication to maximize daily conversation and increase activity engagement at different levels of functioning.

Presenter: Kathy Kilpatrick, M.A., is a geriatric life enhancement consultant, memory fitness specialist and speech pathologist with over 35 years of experience in different settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers and home health care. Kilpatrick is a national motivational speaker and author focused on enhancing the quality of life of older adults through educational programs, consulting options and lifelong learning.

This workshop offers 3.0 clock hours for social workers, #RSX089101.
The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts events approved for counselors and social workers for continuing nursing education.

Cost: $40 for CEUs/$20 to attend without receiving CEUs.

Registration is requested by June 5: Call or email Kelsey Haus, khaus@info4seniors.org, 937-341-3020. Registration form and payment is required – click here for the full brochure that contains the registration form. Sorry, we are unable to accept credit cards.

WE ARE EXPERIENCING SPORADIC MAIL DELAYS: Please notify Kelsey Haus, Communications & Training Coordinator, at (937) 341-3020 or khaus@info4seniors.org, that your registration is coming. This will help to ensure you receive the workshop reminder and link in time even if registration is delayed through the mail. We appreciate your help and consideration.

Date: June 07, 2023

Time: 9:00am-12:15pm

Taking place online via Zoom. Workshop link will be emailed the day before. For more information or to register, call 937-341-3020.

Call: 937-341-3020
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