Next Free Webinar – You are the Key – Stand Up for Yourself and Each Other: A Self-Advocacy Training – December 18 at Noon

By: Jane Brink, LSW, Self-Advocacy Specialist, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care – Minnesota Board on Aging

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Earn 1 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Self-advocacy is an important life skill that doesn’t disappear as people age. It is a critical piece for those older adults receiving care in long-term facilities, and those who receive ongoing support. To help facilitate this ability to communicate their needs, as well as participate in decisions, the Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care partnered with Moving Home Minnesota (a Money Follows the Person project) to develop a training curriculum for people who receive long-term services and support.

This self-advocacy training focuses on Resident Councils and people in nursing homes and includes topics such as: the history of self-advocacy and Resident Council advocacy, resident rights, one-page descriptions, person centered care planning, grievances, awareness of abuse, and understanding retaliation. Jane Brink will share her knowledge, experience, and skills she learned developing this curriculum, as well as through the training she’s provided.

During this webinar, you’ll:

  1. Receive insight in the importance of self-advocacy and why the Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Long Term Care and Moving Home Minnesota partnered to develop the training curriculum.
  2. Gain exposure to all of the curriculum modules.
  3. Get an in-depth review of one of the modules.
  4. Be provided contact information for the Ombudsman program to be able to bring this training to your community.

Jane Brink, Self-Advocacy Specialist, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care – Minnesota Board on Aging

Jane Brink is a Self-Advocacy Specialist at the Office of Ombudsman for Long Term Care/Minnesota Board on Aging in Brainerd MN.  She has been an Ombudsman in Minnesota in various capacities since 1987, working with the Senior Federation in Central MN, Dept of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and as a Regional Ombudsman for LTC.  Jane is a Licensed Social Worker, Certified Social Work Supervisor, a Certified Eden Associate and a Person Centered Thinking trainer.  In addition, she has been a frequent presenter locally, statewide and nationally on issues related to advocacy.

Upcoming Free Webinar – Sing me a Memory: Music Therapy in Eldercare – January 14th at Noon

By: Michelle Sieben Doree, MT-BC, Past President of the Music Therapy Association of Minnesota, Music Therapist in Long-Term Care.

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Earn 1 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Music can be a powerful and cost effective tool for maintaining health for elderly individuals. From elder choirs of individuals with dementia and their caregivers to music listening programs,  music therapy may be used to promote relaxation, reduce pain, alter mood, maintain or improve physical abilities, stimulate memory recall, and more.  We will discuss music therapy and how it may be effectively utilized in eldercare. This webinar will explore the research about music, and specifically music therapy, as a treatment modality for seniors intermixed with personal vignettes from this practitioner’s ten-year career as a music therapist in senior living.

Objectives:

  1. Define music therapy and review the required training for a music therapist
  2. Identify the difference between music therapy provided by a music therapist and music being used therapeutically in other manners.
  3. Describe passive and active music therapy techniques and goals these techniques address within the eldercare setting.
  4. Discuss ways non-music therapists can incorporate music in therapeutic ways for their patients and loved ones.

Michelle Sieben Doree, MT-BC, Past President of the Music Therapy Association of Minnesota, Music Therapist in Long-Term Care.

Michelle Sieben Doree has been working as a board-certified music therapist in senior care facilities since 2010. She served as vice president, president-elect, president, and currently serves as past president for the Music Therapy Association of Minnesota (MTAM) and as secretary for the international board of the Online Conference for Music Therapy (OCMT). Michelle is the director of an American Music Therapy Association National Roster Internship Program where she provides clinical supervision to bachelors and masters level music therapy student interns. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, completed her equivalency of a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, and is currently a Master of Music Therapy student at Augsburg University.

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