Tag Archives: aging

Past Free Webinar – September 15, 2016

Caring for Minnesota’s Aging Population:
A Look at Public Policy Supporting Family Caregivers and Older Adults

By: Mary Jo George, AARP MN, Associate State Director of Advocacy

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In this webinar you will learn about new laws enacted to support family caregivers and older adults along with public policy being proposed in the 2017 Minnesota Legislature supporting caregivers.

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Past Free Webinar – June 21, 2016

Addiction in Older Adults

By: Steven Crane, Nan Vest – The Retreat in Wayzata

Handout – Recovery Resources for Older Adults in the Twin Cities Metro Area

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Alcohol and drug addiction is a serious and growing issue for people over 55. In fact, there are currently 2.5 million older adults in the US struggling with some sort of alcohol or drug problem and these numbers are expected to increase as Boomers age. This presentation covers the key issues surrounding older adults and addiction. Participants will learn about the disease model, some of the myths and misperceptions about older adults and chemical misuse, how addiction affects the family and complicates access to care, and some helpful resources.

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