Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, in collaboration with the surrounding suburban Area Agencies on Aging, is offering a cutting-edge program and continuing education for professionals who work with older adults. Nationally and locally recognized content experts will present relevant, practical and current information that will be immediately beneficial to anyone working in the aging arena.
October 1-4, 2012
Free parking, lunchtime presentations and resources!
Who should attend?
All professionals who work with older adults and their families and those in related professions will benefit from attending the East Coast Conference on Aging.
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credits (CEUs) are available for specific sessions for Social Workers and Nurses. If you are not sure whether your licensing organization will accept conference CEUs, please contact them for clarification.
Conference Brochure [pdf file]
New report on Area Agencies on Aging involvement in transportation now available
Transportation: The Silent Need, a new report from the National Center on Senior Transportation, provides results of a survey of the nationwide network of Area Agencies on Aging on their knowledge and opinions about senior transportation. The NCST conducted this survey as a first step toward the goal of identifying ways in which aging and transportation service providers are involved in transportation for older adults. The publication is available for download through the NCST Library and a hard copy may also be obtained by contacting Joshua Shreve at jshreve.
Source: National Center on Senior Transportation
Governor Rendell has announced that $1 million from the Recovery & Reinvestment Act has been awarded to Pennsylvania for programs that prevent and manage chronic diseases in older adults. The ‘Help Yourself to Health’ chronic disease self-management program includes four PA area agencies on aging (AAAs) – PCA, Allegheny County, Berks County, and Cambria County. PCA will work with 12 community-based organizations, including senior centers and non-profit agencies, to train professionals and recruit 1,600 older adults to participate in a six-week educational program. The program is expected to serve 3,000 older adults state-wide by assisting them in preventing and managing conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and arthritis; and thus preventing hospitalizations and long-term care. Read more from the Phila Business Journal. For more information about the Recovery & Reinvestment Act, visit recovery.gov.
Source: PCA News Bulletin