Past Free Webcast – Senior Centers: Education, Engagement and Enrichment for the Third Age – September 17, 2020

By: Laura Hood, former Director, Aging Services Department and Whitney Senior Center, City of St. Cloud

Earn 1.00 hr. 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.)

Handout – Senior Centers for the Third Age 9.17.20

Senior Centers become the heartbeat of community connection for older adults.  They function as the “schoolhouse” for adults age 55 and older, providing relevant information on how to successfully age in place, building the tools for maintaining independence, self-determination, and growing new support systems at a time when many are losing partners, friends, and relatives.  Senior Centers serve as a one-stop shop for older adults to access education, enrichment, support services and connections to each other.

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Past Free Webcast – Geriatric Depression Disorders – August 13, 2020

By: Ben Braus, M.D., MPH; Staff psychiatrist at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System’s geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinic and ECT team.

Earn 1.25 hr. 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.)

Handout – Geriatric Depression Disorders 8.13.20

Depressive disorders are among the leading causes of disability for older adults. Yet patients suffering from depressive disorders often do not receive adequate treatment.  This webinar will scrutinize several common misunderstandings about Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in elderly patients and review key evidence with regards to phenomenology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of MDD that may help guide the care of patients.

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