Next Free Webinar – Febraury 18 at noon

Depression in Seniors
by Betsy Kane Ellis, MS, Life Enrichment Specialist, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul

This webinar will provide an overview of the issues surrounding depression in seniors, including dealing with stigma, increased issues of loss and grief, the difference between depression and grief, caregiver issues, and the use of evidence-based programs as a treatment model.

Details and Registration

MGS 40th Annual Conference – April 22, 2016

AS WE AGE: Trends. Transitions. Triumphs.

Friday, April 22, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
Conference Details and Registration
Opportunities for Sponsors and Exhibitors              Call for Poster Session Submissions

Conference Agenda
7:00 – 8:00 am                   Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking
8:00 – 8:15 am                   Welcome, About MGS
8:15 – 9:15 am                   Morning Keynote: Aging in Context: Looking Back,
                                                   Looking Ahead, Looking Within
–                                                 Andi Egbert, Assistant Director, MN State Demographic Center
9:30 – 10:45 am                 Concurrent Sessions
10:45 am                             Exhibit Hall Opens (10:45 am – 4:30 pm)
11:00 – 12:15 pm               Concurrent Sessions
12:15 – 1:00 pm                 Lunch; Scholarships & Gerontologist of the Year Awards
1:00 – 1:45 pm                   Luncheon Keynote: We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying
–                                                  Cathy Wurzer, Morning Edition host, Minnesota Public Radio News
1:45 – 2:30 pm                   Cathy Wurzer book signing; Poster Sessions; Exhibitors
2:30 – 3:45 pm                   Physician’s Panel: A Good Life to the Very End:
–                                                   Quality Care Near the
End of Life
–                                                   Cathy Wurzer – Moderator
3:45– 4:30 pm                    Reception; Prize Drawings

Conference Details and Registration


Upcoming Webinar – March 9 at noon

Aging Trends: The Survey of Older Minnesotans
by: Kari Benson, Executive Director, Minnesota Board on Aging

The Survey of Older Minnesotans is conducted every five to ten years by the Minnesota Board on Aging. The goal is to monitor the changing needs, assets, and expectations of older persons in the state. The results are used to improve the design and targeting of public programs for older persons and to help researchers and policy makers better understand Minnesota’s older population.

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Past Webinar: January 20

Mindfulness: A New Frontier in Healthy Aging
by: Robin R. Whitebird, PhD, MSW, LISW, Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas/ St. Catherine University

This webinar will explore the use of mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in aging and health. It will look at the current research and use experiential exercises to explore the area of mindfulness.

Handouts and Details

Past Webinar: November 19th

How to Better Serve LGB and T Older Adults
by Marsha Berry, MEd, Board Member and trainer for Training to Serve

We all hope to be welcome when we walk through the door for health care, housing or community services, yet we know LGBT older adults fear, and sometimes receive, poor service and abuse when looking for help. This webinar will offer perspectives, skills and resources to support you as you interact with LGB and T older adults.

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