Posts tagged ‘education’

TD Bank Grant :: Non-profit Training Resource Fund

The TD Charitable Foundation is  supporting nonprofit professional development with a $200,000 funding pool for nonprofit organization education, training and other learning opportunities.

Grants are awarded to eligible organizations for employees to attend qualified classes/courses that will enhance their job performance.

Details on eligibility and the application are available on TD Bank’s website.

Register! Lawton Conference – March 26, 2012

Conference on Urban Aging and Award Luncheon - Aging in the Community: Three Models

Local and national experts will compare and contrast:

  • Villages
  • Age-friendly Initiatives
  • Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs)

Topics will include how they work; who they serve; strengths and weaknesses;
funding issues; and their impact on aging services and on neighborhoods.

Fredda VladeckThe 2012 Lawton Award will be presented to Fredda Vladeck, founding director of the first Naturally Occuring Retirement Community supportive service program (NORC) in 1986.  She is now Director of the Aging in Place Initiative of the United Hospital Fund, in New York.

 

Loews Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Registration fee of $50 includes Award Luncheon
Social work CEUs will be offered

http://www.pcaCares.org/lawton
For more information, call 215-765-9000 ext 5063, or email: aglicksm@pcaphl.org

Photo Credits: Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Let’s Bring Aging Americans Into the Information Age

Closeup of Laptop As young Americans have become the most tech-savvy generation in history, the generations preceding them have not kept pace – to the detriment of their economic and even physical well-being…

These workers share a great and growing need for training in computer skills. But this training must be tailored to their learning styles, so that it does not leave them even more intimidated, frustrated, and unprepared. continue reading>>

Source: Marcia Kerz (The Huffington Post )

He’s not a patient, but plays one for class

Students studying geriatrics in Maine live for weeks in N.E. nursing homes

Matthew Sharbaugh checked himself into a nursing home recently, complaining of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, congestive heart failure, and right-side weakness from a recent stroke. He is 24.

Sharbaugh had signed away his youth for the next 12 days to play the part of an 85-year-old man in ailing health at the Old Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea.

A second-year student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, Sharbaugh is one of six students living in a New England nursing home this summer as part of the school’s Learning by Living experiment, founded in 2005 to provide students interested in geriatrics with firsthand experience of the care of the elderly. This year is the first the program has expanded to include a facility in the Boston area. continue reading>>

Source: June Q. Wu (The Boston Globe, July 19, 2010)

Photo: Medical student Matt Sharbaugh is spending two weeks as a patient at the Old Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea. Professor Marilyn Gugliucci, portrayed his adult daughter. (Photos By Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

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