Events

Learn about PBHAC's upcoming events, meetings and trainings below. Most events are open to the public, so feel free to click for more information or to register. We hope you'll join us!

Upcoming events

    • 23 Feb 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Laurel View Village, Davidsville, PA
    • 63
    Register

    Dementia Live

    Somerset County

     February 23, 2017

    Description: 
    In this high-impact Dementia Live experience, you will be immersed into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it's like to live with a cognitive impairment and sensory change. You will be empowered to build new bridges of communication. To elevate person-centered care practices, care providers must first gain an understanding of what dementia is and how the individual with dementia feels when challenged with cognitive and sensory changes. Dementia Live is experiential learning that simulates cognitive and sensory impairment, giving participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia.
    (Dementia Live was created by a North Central Texas based Company, Age-u-cate Training Institute, LLC to fulfill the need for innovative and education for caregivers and providers who work and care for those with dementia.)
      
    Target Audience:
    This session is for direct care staff, family caregivers, healthcare professionals, college students, or anyone working with individuals with dementia.
     
    Location:
    Laurel View Village
    2000 Cambridge Drive
    Davidsville, PA 15928

    Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

    Cost:
    This is a FREE training.
    (There are NO CEUs awarded for this training. 
    Certificates of Attendance will be available
    .)

    The training experience is only 30 minutes in length. 30 minute time slots are available from: (First come, first serve basis)
    8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
          

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your designated time slot.
     
    Registration Deadline:
    February 21, 2018


    Parking and Entrance
    : Turn into Laurel View Village campus on Cambridge Drive, and make the second left onto Vista Drive. This will lead you to Vista Apartments. Parking available in the Vista Apartments lot. There is a covered entrance to Vista Apartments on your right. Please enter here for sign in.


    Safety:
     
    Dementia Live is not appropriate for people who appear to have:

    • Cognitive Impairment – (This experience is for family and professional caregivers; not those who have or appear to have any level of dementia.)
    • Anxiety
    • Poor balance
    • Impaired mobility that requires use of a cane, walker, or wheelchair
    • Severely impaired hearing or vision
       

    Waiver/Release Form:
    Please note that participants will be required to sign a waiver/release agreement to participate in this training. If you would like to view a copy of the waiver/release statement prior to the training, please email anne@olderpa.org.
       
     
    Cancellation Policy:
    Please notify us if you are not able to attend this training. Failure to notify us of your cancellation plans at least five business days prior to the event, may result in not being permitted to attend future trainings. Please email anne@olderpa.org of your cancellations plans.

     
       
    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org  or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***

     

    • 26 Feb 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lebanon County Senior Center, Lebanon, PA
    • 25
    Register

    Managing Challenging Behaviors

    February 26, 2018

    Location:

    Maple Street Senior Community Center
    Senior Center Training Room
    710 Maple Street
    Lebanon, PA 17046

            
    Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
    Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Cost: $39
    All payments must be made by the day of the training.
        
    Description: 

    In this training, the deterministic process of challenging behaviors will be discussed; specifically, why the behavior is occurring via identifying one's emotions, thoughts and triggers. In addition, this training will identify and discuss, in specific detail, then essential emotions, behavioral interventions, emotional needs and three case studies.

    Objectives:

    - Understanding behavior via identifying the deterministic process,
      emotions, thoughts and triggers
    - Three case studies
    - Emotional needs
    - Behavioral interventions


    CEU's: Nursing CEU's have been approved for this training. Social work CEU's have been submitted for approval. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.

     

    Target Audience: This training is for all who work with individuals with mental illness and difficult behaviors, such as mental health providers, care managers, case managers, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, and substance abuse.     
              
    Parking and entrance: Training room is on the bottom floor. Please come in the door off the parking lot and you will be on the bottom floor.

    Facilitator: Logan Doughtery
    Logan graduated from Tusculum College with a BA in Clinical Psychology. In addition to his Clinical Psychology degree, he is Nationally Certified through IFPA as a Health Specialist. Logan’s health specialist certification specializes in health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and motivation. Working in the mental health field since 2004, his experience encompasses employment in residential treatment facilities, community and school based mental health services, outpatient and intensive outpatient for substance abuse. Logan’s specialties include knowledge of trauma, psychological determinism, ego defenses mechanisms, emotional/psychology needs, rational emotive behavioral therapy, reality-testing, free association and overall wellness, which include psychological, physical and spiritual factors.

    Refunds/Cancellation Policy                
       
                       
    Payment: By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!


    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Country Meadows of Leader Heights, York, PA
    • 2
    Register

    IGNITE -
    SPARKS FOR TODAY'S DEMENTIA CARE


    York County

    March 1, 2018 


    IGNITE is a powerful 2.5 hour in-service training that will transform staff with practical tools to improve communications, respond to behavioral expression, relieve caregiver stress, and engage residents in meaningful activities.

    Spark 1: (Objective) Engage in a cutting edge hands-on experience of living with dementia, transforming care partners’ understanding and empathy for their residents. From this experience, staff will be empowered with effective tools to improve communications and care processes.

    Spark 2: (Objective) Understand the power of skilled touch as it relates to elder care; Practice skilled touch techniques that can be put into immediate practice in preventing behavioral expression, inducing relaxation and helping care partners relieve stress.

    Spark 3: (Objective) Discover how everyday items from the past ignite the senses, evoke memories and change relationships. This personalized approach reaches into the past to restore identity, dignity, purpose and joy of living!

          
    Location:
    Country Meadows of Leader Heights
    2760 Pine Grove Road
    York, PA 17403

    Date: Thursday,  March 1, 2018

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Cost: $35
    Cost: $45 including Social Work CEU's only

    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's:  CEU’s have been approved for Nursing and Social Work

    CEU's may incur extra fee.
     

    Items to Bring:

    • Wear comfortable clothes
    • Bring a pillow
    • Bring lotion

    Registration Deadline:
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018



    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 05 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Newport Family Life Center - Newport, PA 17074
    • 35
    Register

    Trauma Informed Care

    Perry County

    March 5, 2018

    Funding provided by:
    Partnership for Better Health


    Objectives of the training are for participants to understand:

    • The meaning and definition of trauma, identify examples of trauma experiences or events, and gain understanding of prevalence of trauma
    • Symptoms of trauma, in general and also specific to the older adult population
    • The 4 R-s of a trauma informed approach and examples of their application
    • The 6 key principles of trauma informed care and examples of application

    At the completion of their training, attendees will leave with a working knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and will be able to apply their new skills and knowledge immediately upon returning to the field. Participants will understand that the commitment of a trauma-informed system is to provide all services in a manner that is welcoming and appropriate to the needs of older adults who are experiencing or who have experienced trauma.


    Location:
    Newport Family Life Center
    27 W. Shortcut Road
    Newport, PA   17074

    Date: Monday, March 5, 2018 

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $35
    Cost: $45 for Social Work CEU's Only

    CEU's for nursing and social work have been approved for this training. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.


    Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018


    Facilitator: Erin Edwards is a Board Certified Behavior Analysts, with a Masters in Psychology. Erin currently works for Penn State College of Medicine/ Hershey Medical Center with the Division of Autism within the Department of Psychiatry. Erin has worked with children with autism and other mental health diagnoses across a variety of services, including specialized schooling, home and community BHRS services, intensive family based mental health services and currently outpatient services. Erin has also worked with adults, in community, home and work settings, with autism and co-morbid mood and mental health diagnoses. In supervisory positions, Erin has provided a large variety of trainings to direct care staff with a focus on practical interventions strategies and reducing frustration or fatigue in caregiver positions.

    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163  and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 06 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, Scranton, PA 18510
    • 26
    Register

    Oxycontin & Alcohol: A Deadly Cocktail For Older Adults


    Lackawanna County

    March 6, 2018


    Description: 
    Older adult opioid addiction, often complicated with alcohol, has skyrocketed; yet prolonged opioid use exacerbates chronic pain. Participants will learn about dimensional addiction treatment for individuals over 50 with chronic pain, be able to describe the generational and co-morbidity aspects of Boomer.

    Opioid addiction, and apply practical tools in Boomer and older adult assessment and engagement in the recovery process and growth. This session informs the topic with facts and generational, evidence-based treatment approaches that include ways in which older adults engage in their own treatment, chronic pain management and recover.


    Location:
    Jewish Home of Easter Pennsylvania
    1102 Vine Street
    Scranton, PA   18510

    Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $35

    CEU's for nursing has been approved for this training. Social work CEU's will be submitted for approval. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.


    Registration Deadline:
    March 4, 2018


    Facilitator: Logan Dougherty

    Logan graduated from Tusculum College in December of 2003 with a BA in Clinical Psychology. In addition to his Clinical Psychology degree, he is Nationally Certified through IFPA as a Health Specialist. Logan’s health specialist certification specializes in health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and motivation. Working in the mental health field since 2004, his experience encompasses employment in residential treatment facilities, community and school based mental health services, outpatient and intensive outpatient for substance abuse. Logan’s specialties include knowledge of trauma, psychological determinism, ego defenses mechanisms, emotional/psychology needs, rational emotive behavioral therapy, reality-testing, free association and overall wellness, which include psychological, physical and spiritual factors.


    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163  and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 08 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Horizon House, Philadelphia, PA
    • 1
    Register

    IGNITE -  
    SPARKS FOR TODAY'S DEMENTIA CARE


    Philadelphia County

    March 8, 2018 


    IGNITE is a powerful 2.5 hour in-service training that will transform staff with practical tools to improve communications, respond to behavioral expression, relieve caregiver stress, and engage residents in meaningful activities.

    Spark 1: (Objective) Engage in a cutting edge hands-on experience of living with dementia, transforming care partners’ understanding and empathy for their residents. From this experience, staff will be empowered with effective tools to improve communications and care processes.

    Spark 2: (Objective) Understand the power of skilled touch as it relates to elder care; Practice skilled touch techniques that can be put into immediate practice in preventing behavioral expression, inducing relaxation and helping care partners relieve stress.

    Spark 3: (Objective) Discover how everyday items from the past ignite the senses, evoke memories and change relationships. This personalized approach reaches into the past to restore identity, dignity, purpose and joy of living!

          
    Location:
    Horizon House
    120 S. 30th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (on 30th Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets)

    Date: Thursday,  March 8, 2018

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Cost: $35
    Cost: $45 including Social Work CEU's only

    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's:  CEU’s have been approved for Nursing and Social Work

    CEU's may incur extra fee.
     

    Items to Bring:

    • Wear comfortable clothes
    • Bring a pillow
    • Bring lotion

    Registration Deadline:
    Tuesday, March 6, 2018



    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Adams County Emergency Services & Training Facility, Gettysburg, PA 17325
    • 20
    Register

    Trauma Informed Care

    Adams County

    March 9, 2018

    Funding provided by:
    Partnership for Better Health


    Objectives of the training are for participants to understand:

    • The meaning and definition of trauma, identify examples of trauma experiences or events, and gain understanding of prevalence of trauma
    • Symptoms of trauma, in general and also specific to the older adult population
    • The 4 R-s of a trauma informed approach and examples of their application
    • The 6 key principles of trauma informed care and examples of application

    At the completion of their training, attendees will leave with a working knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and will be able to apply their new skills and knowledge immediately upon returning to the field. Participants will understand that the commitment of a trauma-informed system is to provide all services in a manner that is welcoming and appropriate to the needs of older adults who are experiencing or who have experienced trauma.


    Location:
    Adams County Emergency Services and Training Facility
    230 Greenamyer Lane
    Gettysburg, PA  17325

    Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $35
    Cost: $45 for Social Work CEU's Only

    CEU's for nursing and social work have been approved for this training. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.


    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 7, 2018


    Facilitator: Erin Edwards is a Board Certified Behavior Analysts, with a Masters in Psychology. Erin currently works for Penn State College of Medicine/ Hershey Medical Center with the Division of Autism within the Department of Psychiatry. Erin has worked with children with autism and other mental health diagnoses across a variety of services, including specialized schooling, home and community BHRS services, intensive family based mental health services and currently outpatient services. Erin has also worked with adults, in community, home and work settings, with autism and co-morbid mood and mental health diagnoses. In supervisory positions, Erin has provided a large variety of trainings to direct care staff with a focus on practical interventions strategies and reducing frustration or fatigue in caregiver positions.

    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163  and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 12 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • WellSpan Philhaven - Lebanon, PA (Mt. Gretna Location)
    • 18
    Register

    Certified Older Adult
    Peer Specialist Training

    March 12, March 13, & March 14, 2018


    Please note: You must be a current Certified Peer Specialist to attend this training. If you are not currently a Certified Peer Specialist and would like to become one, please visit www.papeersupportcoalition.org for more information.

    This training will prepare current Certified Peer Specialists to utilize existing experience, skills and training to work with Older Adults living with behavioral health disorders. Training will include an understanding of mental health and co-occurring issues as they relate to aging issues.  Peers will increase their level of expertise while gaining specialized techniques that support Older Adults.

    (CPS Certificate: Must provide copy of your Certified Peer Specialist Certificate via email, mail or fax to the PA Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition before the first day of training. (See below for addresses and fax number of where to send the copy of the certificate.)  

    Location:

    WellSpan Philhaven
    283 S. Butler Road
    Lebanon, PA 17064 (GPS address) 
    (Mt. Gretna location)

    Dates: Mon., March 12, Tues., March 13, & Wed., March 14, 2018

    You must attend the entire training to receive certification. Partial credit cannot be awarded.

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day

    Cost: $400 includes tuition, materials, breakfast, and lunch for all three days.  

    Parking and entrance: It is the first main entrance before you go up the hill on Butler. Turn right, and then immediately turn left, and the building is on your left. Parking is on both sides of building.


    Registration Deadline:  Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Please be aware of our cancellation and refund policy by clicking here  - Refund/Cancellation Policy  
    CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS BY PARTICIPANT If it is necessary to cancel an enrollment, the total due less a 5% administrative fee will be reimbursed provided the cancellation is received in our office at least 5 business days prior to the first day of the training. Cancellations received less than 5 business days and registered no shows are not eligible for a refund and will be billed the total cost.
     

    CPS Certificate: Please send a copy of your Certified Peer Specialist  Certification for validation purposes to:
    PBHAC
    Att: Anne Adams
    3544 North Progress Avenue, Ste. 107
    Harrisburg, PA 17110

    Or email: anne@olderpa.org

    Or fax: 717-652-1239


    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7:00 a.m. the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***



    • 13 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Haven Court at Clearview, Butler, PA
    • 28
    Register

    Dementia Live

     
    Butler County

    March 13, 2018
     

    Description: 
    In this high-impact Dementia Live experience, you will be immersed into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it's like to live with a cognitive impairment and sensory change. You will be empowered to build new bridges of communication. To elevate person-centered care practices, care providers must first gain an understanding of what dementia is and how the individual with dementia feels when challenged with cognitive and sensory changes. Dementia Live is experiential learning that simulates cognitive and sensory impairment, giving participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia.
    (Dementia Live was created by a North Central Texas based Company, Age-u-cate Training Institute, LLC to fulfill the need for innovative and education for caregivers and providers who work and care for those with dementia.)
      
    Target Audience:
    This session is for direct care staff, family caregivers, healthcare professionals, college students, or anyone working with individuals with dementia.
     
    Location:
    New Haven Court at Clearview
    100 Newhaven Lane
    Butler, PA 16001


    Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    Cost: $10
    (There are NO CEUs awarded for this training. 
    Certificates of Attendance will be available
    .)
     


    The training experience is only 30 minutes in length. 30 minute time slots are available from: (First come, first serve basis)
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
          

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your designated time slot.
     
    Registration Deadline:
    Sunday, March 11, 2018

    Safety: 
    Dementia Live is not appropriate for people who appear to have:

    • Cognitive Impairment – (This experience is for family and professional caregivers; not those who have or appear to have any level of dementia.)
    • Anxiety
    • Poor balance
    • Impaired mobility that requires use of a cane, walker, or wheelchair
    • Severely impaired hearing or vision
       

    Waiver/Release Form:
    Please note that participants will be required to sign a waiver/release agreement to participate in this training. If you would like to view a copy of the waiver/release statement prior to the training, please email anne@olderpa.org.
       

    Cancellation Policy:

    • Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to request a refund for your registration is 5 business days before the event. 
    • Registration cancellations requested prior to the deadline will be eligible to receive a refund less a 5% administration fee. *
    • Cancellations received less than 5 business days before the event will not be eligible for a refund and will be billed for the total cost.
    • Registered no-shows are not eligible for a refund, and will be billed the total cost.

    Please email anne@olderpa.org of your cancellations plans. Click here for full Cancellation/Substitution Policy.


     
    Inclement Weather Policy:
    In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7:00 a.m. the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!
       
    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org  or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***

     

    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Foxdale Village, State College, PA
    • 18
    Register

    IGNITE -  
    SPARKS FOR TODAY'S DEMENTIA CARE


    Centre County

    March 16, 2018 


    IGNITE is a powerful 2.5 hour in-service training that will transform staff with practical tools to improve communications, respond to behavioral expression, relieve caregiver stress, and engage residents in meaningful activities.

    Spark 1: (Objective) Engage in a cutting edge hands-on experience of living with dementia, transforming care partners’ understanding and empathy for their residents. From this experience, staff will be empowered with effective tools to improve communications and care processes.

    Spark 2: (Objective) Understand the power of skilled touch as it relates to elder care; Practice skilled touch techniques that can be put into immediate practice in preventing behavioral expression, inducing relaxation and helping care partners relieve stress.

    Spark 3: (Objective) Discover how everyday items from the past ignite the senses, evoke memories and change relationships. This personalized approach reaches into the past to restore identity, dignity, purpose and joy of living!

          
    Location:
    Foxdale Village Retirement Community
    500 E. Maryln Avenue
    State College, PA 16801

    Date: Friday,  March 16, 2018

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Cost: $35
    Cost: $45 including Social Work CEU's only

    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's:  CEU’s have been approved for Nursing and Social Work 
    CEU's may incur extra fee.
     

    Items to Bring:

    • Wear comfortable clothes
    • Bring a pillow
    • Bring lotion

    Registration Deadline:
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018



    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 19 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Camp Hill Giant Food Store, Camp Hill, PA 17011
    Register

    Strategies for Successful Aging


    Cumberland County

    March 19, 2018 


    Description: PBHAC is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer this 3 hour training which will include information on “Healthy Living for your Brian and Body, and Tips from the Latest Research”. Neuroplasticity, delaying cognitive decline, and the importance of exercising mentally, and a demo of Ageless Grace will be shared. The third hour will cover Brain Healthy Eating: a Critical Lifestyle Choice by CC Donelan, who is the Principal of Brain Health Partners in Concord, MA.

    Learn about what ground breaking studies and nutrition research have revealed about how the way we eat and live each day can significantly affect the health of our brains. Additionally, learn how you can power up your brains today; no matter your age. The entire program will cover cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement.
          
    Location:

    Camp Hill Giant Food Store
    2nd Floor Community Room
    3301 Trindle Road
    Camp Hill, PA  17011


    Date: Monday, March 19, 2018

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $60
    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's:  CEU’s have been approved for Nursing, Personal Health Care Administrators, and Social Work. CEU's for Nursing Home Administrators have been submitted waiting for approval. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.

    Lunch will be provided.
     

    Registration Deadline:
    Thursday, March 15, 2018



    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

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    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg, PA
    • 26
    Register

    Oxycontin & Alcohol: A Deadly Cocktail For Older Adults


    Westmoreland County

    March 20, 2018


    Description: 
    Older adult opioid addiction, often complicated with alcohol, has skyrocketed; yet prolonged opioid use exacerbates chronic pain. Participants will learn about dimensional addiction treatment for individuals over 50 with chronic pain, be able to describe the generational and co-morbidity aspects of Boomer.

    Opioid addiction, and apply practical tools in Boomer and older adult assessment and engagement in the recovery process and growth. This session informs the topic with facts and generational, evidence-based treatment approaches that include ways in which older adults engage in their own treatment, chronic pain management and recover.


    Location:
    Westmoreland Manor
    2480 S. Grande Blvd.
    Greensburg, PA   15601

    Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Cost: $35

    CEU's for nursing has been approved for this training. Social work CEU's will be submitted for approval. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.


    Registration Deadline:
    March 18, 2018


    Facilitator: Logan Dougherty

    Logan graduated from Tusculum College in December of 2003 with a BA in Clinical Psychology. In addition to his Clinical Psychology degree, he is Nationally Certified through IFPA as a Health Specialist. Logan’s health specialist certification specializes in health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and motivation. Working in the mental health field since 2004, his experience encompasses employment in residential treatment facilities, community and school based mental health services, outpatient and intensive outpatient for substance abuse. Logan’s specialties include knowledge of trauma, psychological determinism, ego defenses mechanisms, emotional/psychology needs, rational emotive behavioral therapy, reality-testing, free association and overall wellness, which include psychological, physical and spiritual factors.


    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

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    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Oaks, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
    Register

    Strategies for Successful Aging


    Centre County

    March 21, 2018 


    Description: PBHAC is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer this 3 hour training which will include information on “Healthy Living for your Brian and Body, and Tips from the Latest Research”. Neuroplasticity, delaying cognitive decline, and the importance of exercising mentally, and a demo of Ageless Grace will be shared. The third hour will cover Brain Healthy Eating: a Critical Lifestyle Choice by CC Donelan, who is the Principal of Brain Health Partners in Concord, MA.

    Learn about what ground breaking studies and nutrition research have revealed about how the way we eat and live each day can significantly affect the health of our brains. Additionally, learn how you can power up your brains today; no matter your age. The entire program will cover cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement.
          
    Location:

    The Oaks at Pleasant Gap
    200 Rachel Drive
    Pleasant Gap, PA 16823


    Date: Wednesday,  March 21, 2018

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $60
    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's:  CEU’s have been approved for Nursing, Personal Health Care Administrators, and Social Work. CEU's for Nursing Home Administrators have been submitted waiting for approval. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.

    Lunch will be provided complimentary of The Oaks
     

    Registration Deadline:
    Monday, March 19, 2018



    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

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    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Crossings at West Shore, Mechanicsburg, PA
    • 34
    Register

    Evidence-based Strategies for Helping Older Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury

    Cumberland County

    March 22, 2018


    Location:
    The Crossings at West Shore
    1910 Technology Parkway
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

    Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Cost: $36
    Cost: $46 (Social Work CEU's Only)

    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's:  CEUs have been approved in nursing and social work. 


    Description:

    This training will give a brief introduction to a few evidence based treatments for rehabilitative care for those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. The training will give an in-depth look at utilizing applied behavior analysis as a treatment methodology for those with TBI. Participants in the training will gain an understanding of the principles of behavioral science and how to apply these principles to treatment. Examples include how to capture the motivation of patients, utilizing positive reinforcement to influence behavior change, and how to break complex tasks into small teachable behaviors to promote learning.

    Objectives: At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

    • Describe ‘traumatic brain injury’

    • Give examples of the long-term impairments that people often experience after sustaining a traumatic brain injury

    • Identify several resources available to individuals with TBI and their families

    • List several examples of evidence based treatments for traumatic brain injury

    • Define Applied Behavior Analysis

    • Define positive reinforcement

    • Create a task analysis for a daily skill

    • Be able to apply basic strategies of applied behavior analysis to the everyday lives of those with TBI


    Registration Deadline: 

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    Presenter: Gerald Everette


    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7:00 a.m. the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

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    • 23 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Misericordia Univeristy, Insalaco Hall, Dallas, PA 18612
    Register

    Strategies for Successful Aging


    Luzerne County

    March 23, 2018 


    Description: PBHAC is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer this 3 hour training which will include information on “Healthy Living for your Brian and Body, and Tips from the Latest Research”. Neuroplasticity, delaying cognitive decline, and the importance of exercising mentally, and a demo of Ageless Grace will be shared. The third hour will cover Brain Healthy Eating: a Critical Lifestyle Choice by CC Donelan, who is the Principal of Brain Health Partners in Concord, MA.

    Learn about what ground breaking studies and nutrition research have revealed about how the way we eat and live each day can significantly affect the health of our brains. Additionally, learn how you can power up your brains today; no matter your age. The entire program will cover cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement.
          
    Location:

    Misericordia University
    Insalaco Hall (Rooms INS #218 & #219)
    301 Lake Street
    Dallas, PA 18612


    Date: Friday,  March 23, 2018

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $60
    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's:  CEU’s have been approved for Nursing, Personal Health Care Administrators, and Social Work. CEU's for Nursing Home Administrators have been submitted waiting for approval. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.

    Breakfast will be provided complimentary of Misericordia University
     

    Registration Deadline:
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018



    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 27 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Belmont Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA 19131
    • 10
    Register

    Dementia Live

      
    Philadelphia County

    March 27, 2018
     

    Description: 
    In this high-impact Dementia Live experience, you will be immersed into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it's like to live with a cognitive impairment and sensory change. You will be empowered to build new bridges of communication. To elevate person-centered care practices, care providers must first gain an understanding of what dementia is and how the individual with dementia feels when challenged with cognitive and sensory changes. Dementia Live is experiential learning that simulates cognitive and sensory impairment, giving participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia.
    (Dementia Live was created by a North Central Texas based Company, Age-u-cate Training Institute, LLC to fulfill the need for innovative and education for caregivers and providers who work and care for those with dementia.)
      
    Target Audience:
    This session is for direct care staff, family caregivers, healthcare professionals, college students, or anyone working with individuals with dementia.
     
    Location:
    Belmont Behavioral Health
    4200 Monument Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19131


    Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Cost: $10
    (There are NO CEUs awarded for this training. 
    Certificates of Attendance will be available
    .)
     


    The training experience is only 30 minutes in length. 30 minute time slots are available from: (First come, first serve basis)
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
          

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your designated time slot.
     
    Registration Deadline:
    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Safety: 
    Dementia Live is not appropriate for people who appear to have:

    • Cognitive Impairment – (This experience is for family and professional caregivers; not those who have or appear to have any level of dementia.)
    • Anxiety
    • Poor balance
    • Impaired mobility that requires use of a cane, walker, or wheelchair
    • Severely impaired hearing or vision
       

    Waiver/Release Form:
    Please note that participants will be required to sign a waiver/release agreement to participate in this training. If you would like to view a copy of the waiver/release statement prior to the training, please email anne@olderpa.org.
       

    Cancellation Policy:

    • Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to request a refund for your registration is 5 business days before the event. 
    • Registration cancellations requested prior to the deadline will be eligible to receive a refund less a 5% administration fee. *
    • Cancellations received less than 5 business days before the event will not be eligible for a refund and will be billed for the total cost.
    • Registered no-shows are not eligible for a refund, and will be billed the total cost.

    Please email anne@olderpa.org of your cancellations plans. Click here for full Cancellation/Substitution Policy.


     
    Inclement Weather Policy:
    In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7:00 a.m. the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!
       
    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org  or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***

     

    • 30 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Penn Highlands Community Nurses Home Health and Hospice, DuBois, PA
    • 5
    Register

    Compassionate Touch

    Clearfield County

    March 30, 2018

    Description: In partnership with Age-u-cate Training Institute, we are proud to now have the expertise to incorporate Compassionate Touch in our care to create a more positive environment for those we serve.

    This training is a holistic approach that combines skilled touch with compassionate presence to enhance quality of life for those in the later stages of life. Designed to ease physical, behavioral and emotional distress, the approach provides symptom relief and comfort resulting in greater well-being and quality of life. And with a focus on empowering care-partners, it emphasizes giving both professional and family caregivers a way to connect with, calm and comfort. 

    Compassionate Touch combines specialized techniques - focused - gentle skilled touch of the hands, back and feet - with the qualities of compassionate presence, the art of being - with the person, rather than the disease or condition.

    Our Compassionate Touch program beings together the world of medical technology and treatment with the human side of care.

    Please dress casual. This is an interactive experience and you will be paired up.

    *Items to Bring:

    • Pillow
    • Lotion
    • A pair of clean, ankle socks (an extra pair that you are not wearing to the training)

    Target Audience: This training is for caregivers, nurses, socials workers and any other professionals who work with the older population.

    Date: March 30, 2018

    Location:

    Penn Highlands Community Nurses Home Health and Hospice.
    204 Hospital Avenue
    DuBois, PA 15801

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $35 

    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's: CEU's for nursing has been approved for this training. Social work CEU's will be submitted for approval. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.

    Registration Deadline: March 28, 2018


    Presenter: Deborah Allen, MSW

    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7:00 a.m. the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 04 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Whole Foods Co-op Community Center Room, Erie, PA 16508
    Register

    Strategies 

    for Successful Aging


    Erie County

    April 4, 2018 


    Description: PBHAC is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer this 3 hour training which will include information on “Healthy Living for your Brian and Body, and Tips from the Latest Research”. Neuroplasticity, delaying cognitive decline, and the importance of exercising mentally, and a demo of Ageless Grace will be shared. The third hour will cover Brain Healthy Eating: a Critical Lifestyle Choice by CC Donelan, who is the Principal of Brain Health Partners in Concord, MA.

    Learn about what ground breaking studies and nutrition research have revealed about how the way we eat and live each day can significantly affect the health of our brains. Additionally, learn how you can power up your brains today; no matter your age. The entire program will cover cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement.
          
    Location:

    Whole Foods Co-op
    Community Center Room
    1341 W. 26th Street
    Erie, PA  16508


    Date: Wednesday,  April 4, 2018

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Cost: $60
    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's:  CEU’s have been approved for Nursing, Personal Health Care Administrators, and Social Work. CEU's for Nursing Home Administrators have been submitted waiting for approval. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.

    Lunch will be provided.
     

    Registration Deadline:
    Monday, April 2, 2018



    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 05 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
    Register

    Strategies for Successful Aging


    Allegheny County

    April 5, 2018 


    Description: PBHAC is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer this 3 hour training which will include information on “Healthy Living for your Brian and Body, and Tips from the Latest Research”. Neuroplasticity, delaying cognitive decline, and the importance of exercising mentally, and a demo of Ageless Grace will be shared. The third hour will cover Brain Healthy Eating: a Critical Lifestyle Choice by CC Donelan, who is the Principal of Brain Health Partners in Concord, MA.

    Learn about what ground breaking studies and nutrition research have revealed about how the way we eat and live each day can significantly affect the health of our brains. Additionally, learn how you can power up your brains today; no matter your age. The entire program will cover cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement.
          
    Location:

    Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community
    100 Norman Drive
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066


    Date: Thursday,  April 5, 2018

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $60
    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's:  CEU’s have been approved for Nursing, Personal Health Care Administrators, and Social Work. CEU's for Nursing Home Administrators have been submitted waiting for approval. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.


    Registration Deadline:
    Tuesday April 3, 2018



    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 10 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Highland Park Senior Living, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA
    • 14
    Register

    IGNITE -
    SPARKS FOR TODAY'S DEMENTIA CARE


    Luzerne County

    April 10, 2018 


    IGNITE is a powerful 2.5 hour in-service training that will transform staff with practical tools to improve communications, respond to behavioral expression, relieve caregiver stress, and engage residents in meaningful activities.

    Spark 1: (Objective) Engage in a cutting edge hands-on experience of living with dementia, transforming care partners’ understanding and empathy for their residents. From this experience, staff will be empowered with effective tools to improve communications and care processes.

    Spark 2: (Objective) Understand the power of skilled touch as it relates to elder care; Practice skilled touch techniques that can be put into immediate practice in preventing behavioral expression, inducing relaxation and helping care partners relieve stress.

    Spark 3: (Objective) Discover how everyday items from the past ignite the senses, evoke memories and change relationships. This personalized approach reaches into the past to restore identity, dignity, purpose and joy of living!

          
    Location:
    Highland Park Senior Living
    874 Schechter Drive
    Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702

    Date: Tuesday,  April 10, 2018

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Cost: $35
    Cost: $45 including Social Work CEU's only

    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's:  CEU’s have been approved for Nursing and Social Work

    CEU's may incur extra fee.
     

    Items to Bring:

    • Wear comfortable clothes
    • Bring a pillow
    • Bring lotion

    Registration Deadline:
    Sunday, April 8, 2018



    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 11 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cross Keys Village, New Oxford, PA
    • 40
    Register

    Evidence-based Strategies for Helping Older Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury

    Adams County

    April 11, 2018


    Location:
    Cross Keys Village
    Harmony Ridge (Encore room) 
    2990 Carlisle Pike
    New Oxford, PA 17350

    Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $36
    Cost: $46 (Social Work CEU's Only)

    All payments must be made by the day of the training.

    CEU's:  CEUs have been approved in nursing and social work. 


    Description:

    This training will give a brief introduction to a few evidence based treatments for rehabilitative care for those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. The training will give an in-depth look at utilizing applied behavior analysis as a treatment methodology for those with TBI. Participants in the training will gain an understanding of the principles of behavioral science and how to apply these principles to treatment. Examples include how to capture the motivation of patients, utilizing positive reinforcement to influence behavior change, and how to break complex tasks into small teachable behaviors to promote learning.

    Objectives: At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

    • Describe ‘traumatic brain injury’

    • Give examples of the long-term impairments that people often experience after sustaining a traumatic brain injury

    • Identify several resources available to individuals with TBI and their families

    • List several examples of evidence based treatments for traumatic brain injury

    • Define Applied Behavior Analysis

    • Define positive reinforcement

    • Create a task analysis for a daily skill

    • Be able to apply basic strategies of applied behavior analysis to the everyday lives of those with TBI


    Registration Deadline: 

    Monday, April 9, 2018

    Presenter: Gerald Everette


    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7:00 a.m. the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 13 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Southampton Estates, Southampton, PA 18966
    • 36
    Register

    Communication and Behavioral Challenges of Dementia

    Bucks County

    April 13, 2018



    With dementia, communication challenges and behavioral challenges are often two sides of the same coin. This interactive workshop will initially focus on how individuals with dementia communicate their needs and wants at the various stages of their disease process. Professional caregivers, family, and friends will learn how to effectively interpret and respond to their needs and wants in ways that are caring and dignified.

    With behavioral challenges, participants will learn that: all behavior has meaning and that behavior is communication. Understanding the difference between typical behaviors for individuals with dementia and those that may present challenges will be emphasized. Effective responses to behavioral challenges will include real life examples and will emphasize the importance of safety for everyone.

    Target audience: professionals, family caregivers, and the family and friends of individuals with dementia. Also, those professionals who may have contact with dementia patients on a daily or weekly basis.


    Location:
    Southampton Estates
    238 Street Road
    Southampton, PA 18966

    Date: Friday, April 12, 2018 

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Cost: $39
    Cost: $49 for Social Work CEUs Only

    CEUs for nursing has been approved. Social work CEUs have been submitted for approval for this training. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.

    Entrance: Will need to sign-in at the front entrance gate; Please plan to add a few minutes to your arrival time.

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 11, 2018


    Facilitator:  Janet Brian Mills, MS, CDP, CADDCT

    Janet (Jan) Brian Mills is a graduate of Susquehanna University (BA Psychology) and West Chester University (MS Social Service Administration). She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care Trainer. Jan has over 25 years of experience in the dementia care field working as the administrator of secure dementia areas and of an adult day program. She has been a caregiver support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association for over 12 years. Currently Jan has her own business, Geriatric & Dementia Care Consulting, LLC, doing presentations, trainings, and consulting in the dementia care field. She is passionate about helping people understand dementia by educating the general public, professionals, families and friends of persons dealing with dementia related conditions.

    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163  and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 18 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cross Keys Village, New Oxford, PA
    • 28
    Register

    Managing Challenging Behaviors

    April 18, 2018

    Location:

    Cross Keys Village
    Harmony Ridge (Encore Room)
    2990 Carlisle Pike
    New Oxford, PA 17350

            
    Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $39
    All payments must be made by the day of the training.
        
    Description: 

    In this training, the deterministic process of challenging behaviors will be discussed; specifically, why the behavior is occurring via identifying one's emotions, thoughts and triggers. In addition, this training will identify and discuss, in specific detail, then essential emotions, behavioral interventions, emotional needs and three case studies.

    Objectives:

    - Understanding behavior via identifying the deterministic process,
      emotions, thoughts and triggers
    - Three case studies
    - Emotional needs
    - Behavioral interventions


    CEU's: Nursing CEU's have been approved for this training. Social work CEU's have been submitted for approval. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.

     

    Target Audience: This training is for all who work with individuals with mental illness and difficult behaviors, such as mental health providers, care managers, case managers, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, and substance abuse.     
              

    Facilitator: Logan Doughtery
    Logan graduated from Tusculum College with a BA in Clinical Psychology. In addition to his Clinical Psychology degree, he is Nationally Certified through IFPA as a Health Specialist. Logan’s health specialist certification specializes in health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and motivation. Working in the mental health field since 2004, his experience encompasses employment in residential treatment facilities, community and school based mental health services, outpatient and intensive outpatient for substance abuse. Logan’s specialties include knowledge of trauma, psychological determinism, ego defenses mechanisms, emotional/psychology needs, rational emotive behavioral therapy, reality-testing, free association and overall wellness, which include psychological, physical and spiritual factors.

    Refunds/Cancellation Policy                
       
                       
    Payment: By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!


    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 18 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • The Williamsport House, Williamsport, PA
    • 24
    Register

    Dementia Live

      
    Lycoming County

    April 18, 2018
     

    Description: 
    In this high-impact Dementia Live experience, you will be immersed into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it's like to live with a cognitive impairment and sensory change. You will be empowered to build new bridges of communication. To elevate person-centered care practices, care providers must first gain an understanding of what dementia is and how the individual with dementia feels when challenged with cognitive and sensory changes. Dementia Live is experiential learning that simulates cognitive and sensory impairment, giving participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia.
    (Dementia Live was created by a North Central Texas based Company, Age-u-cate Training Institute, LLC to fulfill the need for innovative and education for caregivers and providers who work and care for those with dementia.)
      
    Target Audience:
    This session is for direct care staff, family caregivers, healthcare professionals, college students, or anyone working with individuals with dementia.
     
    Location:
    The Williamsport Home
    Edgewood Apartment Building A
    1900 Ravine Rd
    Williamsport, PA 17701


    Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Cost: $10
    (There are NO CEUs awarded for this training. 
    Certificates of Attendance will be available
    .)
     


    The training experience is only 30 minutes in length. 30 minute time slots are available from: (First come, first serve basis)
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
          

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your designated time slot.
     
    Refreshments complimentary of The Williamsport Home

    Registration Deadline:
    Monday, April 16, 2018

    Safety: 
    Dementia Live is not appropriate for people who appear to have:

    • Cognitive Impairment – (This experience is for family and professional caregivers; not those who have or appear to have any level of dementia.)
    • Anxiety
    • Poor balance
    • Impaired mobility that requires use of a cane, walker, or wheelchair
    • Severely impaired hearing or vision
       

    Waiver/Release Form:
    Please note that participants will be required to sign a waiver/release agreement to participate in this training. If you would like to view a copy of the waiver/release statement prior to the training, please email anne@olderpa.org.
       

    Cancellation Policy:

    • Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to request a refund for your registration is 5 business days before the event. 
    • Registration cancellations requested prior to the deadline will be eligible to receive a refund less a 5% administration fee. *
    • Cancellations received less than 5 business days before the event will not be eligible for a refund and will be billed for the total cost.
    • Registered no-shows are not eligible for a refund, and will be billed the total cost.

    Please email anne@olderpa.org of your cancellations plans. Click here for full Cancellation/Substitution Policy.


     
    Inclement Weather Policy:
    In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7:00 a.m. the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!
       
    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org  or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***

     

    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Northampton County Human Services Building, Bethlehem,PA
    • 4
    Register

    Managing Challenging Behaviors

    April 19, 2018

    FREE TRAINING SPONSORED BY


    FREE Registration to the first 30 registrants

    Location:
    Northampton County Human Services Building

    2810 Emrick Boulevard
    Bethlehem, PA 18020

            
    Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Cost: FREE to the first 30 registrants
        
    Description: 

    In this training, the deterministic process of challenging behaviors will be discussed; specifically, why the behavior is occurring via identifying one's emotions, thoughts and triggers. In addition, this training will identify and discuss, in specific detail, then essential emotions, behavioral interventions, emotional needs and three case studies.

    Objectives:

    - Understanding behavior via identifying the deterministic process,
      emotions, thoughts and triggers
    - Three case studies
    - Emotional needs
    - Behavioral interventions


    CEU's: Nursing CEU's have been approved for this training. Social work CEU's have been submitted for approval. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.

     

    Target Audience: This training is for all who work with individuals with mental illness and difficult behaviors, such as mental health providers, care managers, case managers, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, and substance abuse.     
              

    Facilitator: Logan Doughtery
    Logan graduated from Tusculum College with a BA in Clinical Psychology. In addition to his Clinical Psychology degree, he is Nationally Certified through IFPA as a Health Specialist. Logan’s health specialist certification specializes in health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and motivation. Working in the mental health field since 2004, his experience encompasses employment in residential treatment facilities, community and school based mental health services, outpatient and intensive outpatient for substance abuse. Logan’s specialties include knowledge of trauma, psychological determinism, ego defenses mechanisms, emotional/psychology needs, rational emotive behavioral therapy, reality-testing, free association and overall wellness, which include psychological, physical and spiritual factors.

    Refunds/Cancellation Policy                
       
                       
    Payment: By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!


    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163 and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Lackawanna Co. Human Services Department, Scranton, PA 18503
    • 28
    Register

    Trauma Informed Care

    Lackawanna County

    April 19, 2018




    Objectives of the training are for participants to understand:

    • The meaning and definition of trauma, identify examples of trauma experiences or events, and gain understanding of prevalence of trauma
    • Symptoms of trauma, in general and also specific to the older adult population
    • The 4 R-s of a trauma informed approach and examples of their application
    • The 6 key principles of trauma informed care and examples of application

    At the completion of their training, attendees will leave with a working knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and will be able to apply their new skills and knowledge immediately upon returning to the field. Participants will understand that the commitment of a trauma-informed system is to provide all services in a manner that is welcoming and appropriate to the needs of older adults who are experiencing or who have experienced trauma.


    Location:
    Lackawanna County Human Services Department
    Education and Enrichment Center, 5th Floor
    200 Adams Avenue
    Scranton, PA   18503

    Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 

    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Cost: $35
    Cost: $45 for Social Work CEU's Only

    CEU's for nursing and social work have been approved for this training. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.


    Registration Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018


    Facilitator: Erin Edwards is a Board Certified Behavior Analysts, with a Masters in Psychology. Erin currently works for Penn State College of Medicine/ Hershey Medical Center with the Division of Autism within the Department of Psychiatry. Erin has worked with children with autism and other mental health diagnoses across a variety of services, including specialized schooling, home and community BHRS services, intensive family based mental health services and currently outpatient services. Erin has also worked with adults, in community, home and work settings, with autism and co-morbid mood and mental health diagnoses. In supervisory positions, Erin has provided a large variety of trainings to direct care staff with a focus on practical interventions strategies and reducing frustration or fatigue in caregiver positions.

    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163  and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johnstown, Johnstown, PA
    • 21
    Register

    Ageless Grace Training

    Timeless Fitness
     for the Body & Mind

    Partial Scholarships Available


    12.5-hour Certification is specifically designed for those who want to be a Certified Ageless Grace Educator and be able to focus on older adults. This certification goes into depth regarding the primary and secondary benefits of each practice set. This entails how each set is practiced, creation of music playlists, safety and precautions, PR and marketing skills, basic anatomy, how to organize a class format, and a wide-variety of ideas on how to instruct these spontaneous tools that are sparked by imagination and creativity, memory and recall, kinesthetic learning, analytical thinking and strategic planning.

    Target Audience:
    CNA’s, PT/OT/SLT’s, LPC’s, Social Workers, Activity Directors, Recreational Therapists, Fitness Professionals, Caregivers, and Family Members who work with seniors

    Click here for the flyer 

    For more information:
    21 Tools Benefits
    The Science of Neuroplasticity and Ageless Grace


    Location:
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johnstown
    1440 Scalp Avenue
    Johnstown, PA 15904

    Dates:
    April 24 & 25, 2018

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day

    You must attend the entire training to receive certification. Partial credit cannot be awarded.

    Costs:
    Registration fees for non-scholarship applicants is $410 per participant and includes tuition, the Seminar, training materials (book, DVD’s & cards), and lunch is provided.

    Registration fees for scholarship applicants is $130. If a scholarship is not awarded, the remaining registration fee of $280 is due by April 6, 2018. 

    Email anne@olderpa.org for more information about scholarships. Click here for flyer.


    To Register:
    For those who are NOT APPLYING for a scholarship, please go to www.agelessgrace.com to register

    For those who ARE APPLYING for a scholarship, click the gray box above to register. 

    Deadline for Scholarship Applications: April 6, 2018

    Deadline for Registering: April 11, 2018

    Refund/Cancellation Policy

    Hotel Accommodations: 
    Holiday Inn Express is offering discount group rates for those wishing to stay on site of where the training is being held. Discounted rooms are are available on the nights of 4/23, 4/24 & 4/25. Must make reservations by April 1, 2018 to receive discount.

    Please call 814-266-8789 or 800-822-9194 to make reservations. All guests must provide their own form of payment upon reservations. Please refer to: PA Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition Group Block when making reservations.




    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coal Township, PA
    • 35
    Register

    Oxycontin & Alcohol: A Deadly Cocktail For Older Adults


    Northumberland County

    April 24, 2018


    Description: 
    Older adult opioid addiction, often complicated with alcohol, has skyrocketed; yet prolonged opioid use exacerbates chronic pain. Participants will learn about dimensional addiction treatment for individuals over 50 with chronic pain, be able to describe the generational and co-morbidity aspects of Boomer.

    Opioid addiction, and apply practical tools in Boomer and older adult assessment and engagement in the recovery process and growth. This session informs the topic with facts and generational, evidence-based treatment approaches that include ways in which older adults engage in their own treatment, chronic pain management and recover.


    Location:
    Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
    2050 Trevorton Road 
    Coal Township, PA 17866

    Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Cost: $35

    CEU's for nursing has been approved for this training. Social work CEU's will be submitted for approval. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.


    Registration Deadline:
    April 22, 2018


    Facilitator: Logan Dougherty

    Logan graduated from Tusculum College with a BA in Clinical Psychology. In addition to his Clinical Psychology degree, he is Nationally Certified through IFPA as a Health Specialist. Logan’s health specialist certification specializes in health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and motivation. Working in the mental health field since 2004, his experience encompasses employment in residential treatment facilities, community and school based mental health services, outpatient and intensive outpatient for substance abuse. Logan’s specialties include knowledge of trauma, psychological determinism, ego defenses mechanisms, emotional/psychology needs, rational emotive behavioral therapy, reality-testing, free association and overall wellness, which include psychological, physical and spiritual factors.


    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163  and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Mahanoy City Senior Regional Resource Center, Mahanoy City, PA
    • 37
    Register

    Trauma Informed Care

    Schuylkill County

    April 26, 2018



    Objectives of the training are for participants to understand:

    • The meaning and definition of trauma, identify examples of trauma experiences or events, and gain understanding of prevalence of trauma
    • Symptoms of trauma, in general and also specific to the older adult population
    • The 4 R-s of a trauma informed approach and examples of their application
    • The 6 key principles of trauma informed care and examples of application

    At the completion of their training, attendees will leave with a working knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and will be able to apply their new skills and knowledge immediately upon returning to the field. Participants will understand that the commitment of a trauma-informed system is to provide all services in a manner that is welcoming and appropriate to the needs of older adults who are experiencing or who have experienced trauma.


    Location:
    Mahanoy City Senior Regional Resource Center
    138 West Centre Street
    Mahanoy City, PA 17948

    Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 

    Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Cost: $35
    Cost: $45 for Social Work CEU's Only

    CEU's for nursing and social work have been approved for this training. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.


    Registration Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018


    Facilitator: Erin Edwards is a Board Certified Behavior Analysts, with a Masters in Psychology. Erin currently works for Penn State College of Medicine/ Hershey Medical Center with the Division of Autism within the Department of Psychiatry. Erin has worked with children with autism and other mental health diagnoses across a variety of services, including specialized schooling, home and community BHRS services, intensive family based mental health services and currently outpatient services. Erin has also worked with adults, in community, home and work settings, with autism and co-morbid mood and mental health diagnoses. In supervisory positions, Erin has provided a large variety of trainings to direct care staff with a focus on practical interventions strategies and reducing frustration or fatigue in caregiver positions.

    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163  and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***
    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • KleinLife, Philadelphia, PA
    • 30
    Register

    Oxycontin & Alcohol: A Deadly Cocktail For Older Adults


    Philadelphia County

    April 26, 2018


    Description: 
    Older adult opioid addiction, often complicated with alcohol, has skyrocketed; yet prolonged opioid use exacerbates chronic pain. Participants will learn about dimensional addiction treatment for individuals over 50 with chronic pain, be able to describe the generational and co-morbidity aspects of Boomer.

    Opioid addiction, and apply practical tools in Boomer and older adult assessment and engagement in the recovery process and growth. This session informs the topic with facts and generational, evidence-based treatment approaches that include ways in which older adults engage in their own treatment, chronic pain management and recover.


    Location:
    KleinLife
    10100 Jamison Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19116

    Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Cost: $35

    CEU's for nursing has been approved for this training. Social work CEU's will be submitted for approval. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

    CEU's may incur extra fee.


    Registration Deadline:
    April 24, 2018


    Facilitator: Logan Dougherty

    Logan graduated from Tusculum College with a BA in Clinical Psychology. In addition to his Clinical Psychology degree, he is Nationally Certified through IFPA as a Health Specialist. Logan’s health specialist certification specializes in health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and motivation. Working in the mental health field since 2004, his experience encompasses employment in residential treatment facilities, community and school based mental health services, outpatient and intensive outpatient for substance abuse. Logan’s specialties include knowledge of trauma, psychological determinism, ego defenses mechanisms, emotional/psychology needs, rational emotive behavioral therapy, reality-testing, free association and overall wellness, which include psychological, physical and spiritual factors.


    Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page (www.olderpa.org) will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-857-3163. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

    By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.

    ***If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes after registering, your spam blocker may be blocking email from us. Please email anne@olderpa.org or call 717-857-3163  and let us know you didn't receive your confirmation email and we will make sure you receive further information via an alternative method.***

Past events

26 Jan 2018 Compassion Fatigue
13 Dec 2017 Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia
13 Dec 2017 Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia Behaviors
07 Dec 2017 Understanding Emotions and Behavioral Triggers
06 Dec 2017 QPR - Question, Persuade, and Refer
05 Dec 2017 QPR - Question, Persuade, and Refer
04 Dec 2017 Trauma Informed Care - Lancaster County
09 Nov 2017 Trauma Informed Care - Cumberland County
01 Nov 2017 Mental Health First Aid Training-Adults
26 Oct 2017 Trauma Informed Care - Butler County
25 Oct 2017 Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults
24 Oct 2017 Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia
20 Oct 2017 Trauma Informed Care - Indiana County
19 Oct 2017 Trauma Informed Care - Westmoreland County
13 Oct 2017 Compassion Fatigue
28 Sep 2017 Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults
27 Sep 2017 Managing Challenging Behaviors - Chester County
27 Sep 2017 Managing Challenging Behaviors-Lancaster County
21 Sep 2017 Trauma Informed Care - Beaver County
21 Sep 2017 Trauma Informed Care - Allegheny County
20 Sep 2017 Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia
14 Sep 2017 Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults
31 Aug 2017 QPR - Question, Persuade, and Refer
30 Aug 2017 Dementia Live-Cumberland County Link & AAA
28 Jun 2017 Compassion & Fatigue - Targeting Caregivers
22 Jun 2017 Compassion & Fatigue - Targeting Caregivers
21 Jun 2017 Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults
15 Jun 2017 Compassion & Fatigue - Targeting Caregivers
14 Jun 2017 Cross System Collaborative Technical Assistance Call
14 Jun 2017 Mental Health First Aid Training-Adults
07 Jun 2017 Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia
01 Jun 2017 Managing Bullying and Group Dynamics in Residential Settings
31 May 2017 Cross System Collaborative Technical Assistance Call
23 May 2017 Dementia Live-Chester County
17 May 2017 Cross System Collaborative Technical Assistance Call
17 May 2017 Bullying and Group Dynamics in Residential Settings
15 May 2017 COAPS - Scranton -Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Training
10 May 2017 Wellness Initiative Senior Education Program (WISE)
03 May 2017 Cross System Collaborative Technical Assistance Call
01 May 2017 Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults
25 Apr 2017 Ageless Grace
19 Apr 2017 Mental Health First Aid Training - Adults
29 Mar 2017 Senior Crime Prevention University, Identity Theft Protection & Older Adult Bullying 101
22 Mar 2017 Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia
09 Mar 2017 Senior Crime Prevention University, Identity Theft Protection & Older Adult Bullying 101
09 Mar 2017 Dementia Live-Somerset County
08 Mar 2017 Senior Crime Prevention University, Identity Theft Protection & Older Adult Bullying 101
08 Mar 2017 Medicare/Medicaid Basics for Mental Health Professionals
08 Mar 2017 Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults
22 Feb 2017 Understanding the Psychiatric Issues of Dementia
05 Oct 2016 Understanding Hoarding Behaviors: Assessment and Intervention
29 Jun 2016 ASIST
28 Jun 2016 Virtual Dementia Tour
28 Jun 2016 Virtual Dementia Tour
22 Jun 2016 Best Practices Forum
22 Jun 2016 ASIST
20 Jun 2016 Best Practices Forum
15 Jun 2016 Virtual Dementia Tour
15 Jun 2016 Virtual Dementia Tour
13 Jun 2016 Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults
10 Jun 2016 Virtual Dementia Tour
10 Jun 2016 Virtual Dementia Tour
08 Jun 2016 Understanding Hoarding Behaviors: Assessment and Intervention
02 Jun 2016 Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention
01 Jun 2016 Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults
18 May 2016 Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention
18 May 2016 Trauma Informed Care
11 May 2016 Understanding Hoarding Behaviors: Assessment and Intervention
27 Apr 2016 Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention
27 Apr 2016 Developing Empathy for the Lived Experience of Psychiatric Disability: A Simulation of Hearing Distressing Voices
25 Apr 2016 Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention
20 Apr 2016 QPR Train the Trainer
19 Apr 2016 COAPS - Older Adult Enhanced Certified Peer Specialist Training
18 Apr 2016 Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention
18 Apr 2016 Trauma Informed Care
13 Apr 2016 Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults
12 Apr 2016 Mental Health First Aid Training - Older Adults
11 Apr 2016 Trauma Informed Care
06 Apr 2016 Understanding Hoarding Behaviors: Assessment and Intervention
23 Mar 2016 Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults
22 Mar 2016 COAPS - Older Adult Enhanced Certified Peer Specialist Training
15 Mar 2016 Mental Health First Aid Training - Older Adults
09 Mar 2016 Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults
08 Mar 2016 QPR Train the Trainer
02 Mar 2016 Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention
02 Mar 2016 Trauma Informed Care
29 Feb 2016 LGBT Older Adults: Unique Issues and Healthcare Needs
18 Feb 2016 Trauma Informed Care
10 Feb 2016 Understanding Difficult Behaviors in Older Adults
28 Jan 2016 Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention
27 Jan 2016 Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention
21 Jan 2016 Medicare/Medicaid Basics for Mental Health Professionals
04 Jan 2016 Geriatric Resource Nurse/Older Adult Community Resource Specialist Training
30 Nov 2015 Aging, Mental Health, and Chronic Illness
19 Nov 2015 Mental Health First Aid Training - Older Adults
29 Oct 2015 Mental Health First Aid Training - Older Adults
28 Oct 2015 Aging, Mental Health, and Chronic Illness
30 Sep 2015 Aging, Mental Health, and Chronic Illness
30 Jun 2015 Mental Health First Aid Training - Veterans
26 Jun 2015 Mental Health First Aid Training - Veterans
17 Jun 2015 Aging, Mental Health, and Chronic Illness
12 Jun 2015 Mental Health First Aid Training - Veterans
10 Jun 2015 Mental Health First Aid Training - Veterans
09 Jun 2015 Developing Empathy for the Lived Experience of Psychiatric Disability: A Simulation of Hearing Distressing Voices
09 Jun 2015 Developing Empathy for the Lived Experience of Psychiatric Disability: A Simulation of Hearing Distressing Voices
03 Jun 2015 Developing Empathy for the Lived Experience of Psychiatric Disability: A Si