Under normal circumstances, older adults may experience loneliness and depression. But with the cancellation of many community events and social distancing requirements due to Covid-19, the senior population can feel even more isolated. This training will discuss the special concerns for this group specifically related to the pandemic, but also applicable in normal times.
Those who care for our older adults can struggle with burnout. As caring, empathetic people, how do you maintain your own well-being? This training will also address how to recognize compassion fatigue, and how to prevent it by maintaining a healthful life balance and nurturing your physical and mental well-being. Those attending will be provided an opportunity to identify and evaluate their own self-care strategies, select specific activities from a variety of options, and create a personal self-care plan. These strategies can also be used by the seniors for whom you are caring.
Presenter is Rebecca Ketron, Program Coordinator in the Training Division of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Montgomery County.
3.0 Continuing Education Credits for social workers. Workshop cost is $40 for CEUS/$20 if you don’t want CEUs.
Note: The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts events approved for counselors and social workers for continuing nursing education.
Please register by March 11. Click here Isolation and Older Adults Mar 18 2021 brochure update for more information and the brochure.
Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 4:15pm
This is an online workshop. The link is provided upon registration.