Jun 21, 2017
Each day, aging adults are faced with social and psychological challenges as a result of isolation and loneliness, leaving them more vulnerable to financial fraud, abuse, hoarding disorder, depression and even suicide. Providers are invited to be part of an important conference featuring national speaker Dr. Patrick Arbore, the founder of the Institute on Aging located in San Francisco, California as well as several local experts on the topic.
Tri-County Protection Team and Muskegon Community College are hosting a Provider Conference on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Muskegon Community College.This year’s theme is Recognizing and Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults.
This important conference is for Social Workers, Nurses, Practitioners, Law Enforcement Officers and professionals working with and for the older population.
The conference is $30 with CEUs and $25 without. The day includes continental breakfast and lunch, provided by Muskegon Community College. 3 credit hours of Scoial Work CEUs, SCECHs and MCOLES are available. Please note: your license number is needed to receive CEUs.
Registration is required online by visiting bit.ly/MuskegonProviderConf
This seminar is presented by AgeWell Services and the Tri-County Protection Team. The Tri-County Protection Team is made up of professionals from Ottawa, Muskegon and Oceana counties who work to protect our disabled and elderly population against abuse, exploitation and neglect in the community. The Tri-County Protection Team also hosts a website about protecting seniors at www.safeseniors.info. Funding for the seminars is provided by Senior Resources of West Michigan.
Dr. Patrick Arbore, Ed.D., a nationally recognized expert in the field of elderly suicide prevention and grief services, has devoted his life to increasing awareness of isolation, loneliness, and depression in older adults. Dr. Arbore’s presentations promote better-informed and healthier communities whose members have increased understanding of the issues of aging, inner loneliness, sorrow, stress, and anxiety, and reach out to listen, make connections, and support each other as we adjust to the experiences of older age.
- Advanced Directives: Charted Healthcare Planning Coalition
- Power of Attorney: Dan Bonner, Legal Aid of West Michigan and Dr. Oluwatoyin Thomas, MD, Geriatric Medicine, Mercy Health
- Guardianships: Rachel Cereska, PW Services
Providers: Interested in being a vendor? Contact Henrietta Hadley, Tri-County Protection Team Coordinator via phone at (231) 559-0476 or email email@example.com
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560 Seminole Road
Muskegon, Michigan 49444
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7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Tri-County Protection Team works to identify, advocate, and seek justice for adult victims of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation within the Muskegon, Ottawa and Oceana counties of Michigan.
You can report any known or possible abuse at any time by calling the 24-hour hotline at 1-855-444-3911.
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