Past Free Webcast – Therapeutic Activities for Older Adults: Lessons Learned from the Global Pandemic – March 10 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: Pamela Hayle, ACC, SFPT, Director of Safety and Quality Support, Cassia Care, Edina, MN

Handout – Therapeutic Activities for Older Adults 3.10.21

When faced with a global pandemic in March of 2020, Activity professionals quickly responded with actions demonstrating creativity and new program modalities that were truly inspiring.  The challenges of this pandemic brought controversy, sometimes lack of resources and overwhelming weariness due to the duration and tragic results experienced by older adults, in care facilities and in the community at large.  The questions we now face are…what have we learned…what needs to change…and how will the provision of Activity Services be transformed because of this disaster.  As we transition to recovery and the “new normal” what will the professional practice of therapeutic activities look like in 2021 and beyond.

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Past Free Webcast – What’s New in Supported Decision Making in Minnesota? – February 11, 2021

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: Anita Raymond, LISW, CMC, Program Director, Volunteers of America – Minnesota, Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making

Handout – Supportive Decision Making 2.11.21

What is Supported Decision Making (SDM), and who does it benefit?  Can SDM alleviate the need for guardianship? This session will provide a brief overview of supported decision making, recent changes to Minnesota’s guardianship statute related to SDM, and describe examples where SDM was utilized as a person-centered way to support a person’s choices while balancing care and safety needs.

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