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Upcoming Gerontology Workshops

Posted on Friday, November 7th, 2014 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: , ,
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Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during presentations. Seating is limited.
To attend, RSVP indicating this specific event and your name, e-mail and phone to gerontology@uncg.edu or to 336-256-1020.

 

Workshop 1

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 • 11:00am – 12:15 p.m.
UNCG • Stone Building • Edwards Lounge

Elise Eifert provides insight into characteristics of baby boomers that separate them from previous aging cohorts and how these characteristics affect family caregiving using the theoretical lens of a life course perspective. Eifert is Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Health Promotion at Florida Atlantic University. She recently completed a UNCG Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Gerontology and will receive a PhD in Public Health Education in December 2014. Eifert earned a BS in Health Education from Southern Illinois University and a MS in Health Promotion from Indiana University. In addition to five years experience as an Alzheimer’s disease and dementia educator, Eifert is a Certified Health Education Specialist and an Elder Abuse trainer for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Workshop 2

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
UNCG • Stone Building • Edwards Lounge

Older adults are a rapidly growing and important segment of the population because of their numbers, their accumulated wisdom and investment in the community, and their economic influence. Today’s older adults seek to remain active, independent, and engaged with the community in ways that differ dramatically from generations past.

Beth Barba and Anita Tesh provide insights to ensure that community events are accessible, engaging, and safe for older adult members of the community. Beth Barba, PhD, RN, FAAN, is professor and Director of the PhD program in the UNCG School of Nursing and Principal Investigator on the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project (GWEP), a federal Human Resources and Services Administration funded initiative to train nurses and allied health personnel who care for the growing population of older adults. Anita Tesh, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEG, is professor in the UNCG School of Nursing and a contributor to the GWEP project. Among their many publications about older adults is Barba, B. E. & Tesh, A. S. (2011).

Making community events accessible to older adults: Geriatric nurses’ collaboration. In M. Wykle & S. Gueldner & (eds.) Healthy aging: Gerontological education for nurses and other health care professionals (pp. 191-198) New York: Jones & Bartlett.