"What it Means to Grow Old"

  • 30 Jan 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Harrisburg (Dauphin County)


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"What it Means to Grow Old"

Dauphin County

Target Audience: Nurses, Social Workers,  Aging and Mental Health Staff, and other individuals who provide care to older adults

Giant Community Center
2300 Linglestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Cost: $75 per participant via credit card or check

CEUs will be provided. See the notice for more information.

Registration ends on the Monday of the week of the session.


9:30 AM           Final Registration

10:00 – 10:30   Overview Aging in America

  • Demographics/ universality
  • Individual and age differences
  • Societal expectations

10:30 – 11:30   How We Age: System Review

  • Developmental and Emotional Issues of Aging
  • Neurological Changes
    • Cognitive changes that accompany aging
    • in sleep
    • Issues of dementia
    • Recognizing delirium
  • Sensory Changes
    • Auditory
    • Visual
    • Taste
    • Touch
    • Sleep

11:30 – 12:30   LUNCH

12:30 – 1:30     How We Age: System Review

  • Muscular/ skeletal changes
  • Cardiovascular changes
  • Pulmonary changes
  • Gastrointestinal changes
  • Urinary system changes
  • Integumentary (skin) system changes
1:30 – 2:00       Concept of Frailty
  • The impact of chronic illness!
  • The cascading effects of normal age related changes
  • The interactive effects of aging, disease and abuse
  • The phenomena of disuse

2:00– 2:15       Healthy aging - Resources to use!

2:15 – 2:30      Conclusion and evaluations

Presenter: Ms. Linda Shumaker, RN, MA, is a registered nurse currently serving as Training Coordinator of the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition. She has extensive clinical experience working in community mental health geriatric assessment teams and long-term care. In addition, she has been an instructor of psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine. She has served as a founding member and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, as a member of the Older Adult Committee of the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Advisory Committee, and as a member of the Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee.

Refunds/Cancellations:Canceled registrations more than two weeks before the activity will be refunded less a 20% service charge. Cancellations less than two weeks before the program will be invoiced or a substitute is permitted. If registering less than two weeks before the program, the fee is due in full and substitution is permitted. Registered no-shows will be billed.

Inquisit®, does not guarantee, warrant, certify, verify, and/or authorize the content of this seminar, and/or any subsequent use of the information presented at this seminar. This seminar is not a clinical/medical service, but is intended for educational purposes only.

For more information, contact PBHAC at 717-541-4219 .

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