Date: Date(s) - August 03, 2018 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: High Plains Library District Admin Bldg City: Greeley State: CO Zip:
Name: Lyle SmithGraybeal
Phone number: 970-353-4300
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Seniors & Aging: Working with Older Adults and Their Families
w/ Susan Collins, Gerentology Program Coordinator, University of Northern Colorado
ABOUT THE TRAINING: Today’s experts in the helping professions find themselves working more and more with older adults. This training will cover basics about typical later life experience, with a focus on maintaining the ability to function physically and socially in a home or other care environment. Topics include normal versus abnormal age-related change, strategies for honoring independence while providing care, and information about resources in the community that provide support and assistance for older adults and their families.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: As an associate professor at the University of Northern Colorado, Susan Collins, Ph.D., teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. Her research has included studies on community resources for older adults and grandparents raising grandchildren.
With a graduate degree in gerontology from the University of Northern Colorado, Eva Jewell is the division manager for the Weld County Area Agency on Aging. During her thirty year tenure, Eva has overseen multiple aging programs and staff that have provided a variety of critical services to Weld County seniors and persons with disabilities.
Currently the community outreach manager overseeing the Older American’s Act programs at the Weld County Area Agency on Aging, Holly Darby has an undergraduate degree in gerontology from the University of Northern Colorado and for over 20 years has been working with older adults through long-term care facilities and community-based programs.