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The New Age of Aging Workshop

The Kansas Mental Health and Aging Coalition will present a day-long workshop October 2 from 9 am – 4:30 pm for social workers and mental health professionals to learn how baby boomers are changing the way we age, including living longer and the introduction of their Sixties social mores of substance abuse and sexual expression into retirement facilities. The workshop will be held at the Johnson County Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee is $65 before September 20 and $75 after September 20. Social Workers can earn 6 CEUs for attending the workshop. The workshop is open to anyone interested in aging Baby Boomer issues.

Aging & Mental Health providers – See how Baby Boomers are changing the way we age.

  • Explore the advantages and challenges of living longer in the 21st century.
  • Review new longevity living models, especially intergenerational communities.
  • Learn about effective and comprehensive treatment strategies for older adults with substance abuse and co-occurring behavioral health disorders.
  • Identify neurological indicators that warrant further assessment and/or treatment.
  • Consider the benefits and potential problems when seniors,particularly those with dementia, are involved in intimate relationships.
  • Understand the concepts of substituted judgment and best interest when considering whether a person with dementia can consent to sexual expression.

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For more information contact Courtney Minter at 913-609-1891 or email at Courtney@CareHavenHomes.com.

Event Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Sunset Building