Category Archives: Past Webinars

Past Free Webcast – Effective Communication Strategies: Decoding and Responding to Verbal and Behavioral Messages – January 12 at noon

Earn 1.00 hr. CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

By: Betsy Benz, Volunteer Community Educator, Alzheimer’s Association

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Handout – Effective Communication Strategies 1.12.21

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication take place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

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Past Free Webcast – Elder Loneliness & Isolation: Fact, Fiction or Epidemic? – December 17 at noon

Earn 1.00 hr. CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

By: Georgia Afton, MFA, Community Outreach Director, Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

Handout – Elder Loneliness and Isolation 12.17.20

In midst of the busyness of our day-to-day work on behalf of older adults, this presentation offers an opportunity to pause and reflect on an issue that reaches into the very heart of our work. It begs the question: Is elder loneliness and isolation fact, fiction or epidemic? Unpacking the answer, leads us to consider various states of being associated with “being alone,” and how isolation creates a circle of loss. Isolation risk factors along with societal impacts and the COVID-19 factor will weave their way into our discussion. We will also look at questions such as: How can we measure isolation and assess the degree to which it is present in the lives of the elders we work among? What causes elder isolation and what solutions can we call on to remedy it? Your voices matter in this conversation, and we expect lively participation and answers to unfold from our shared expertise and experience as learn from each other.

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