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Coming Soon!....Topics in Gerontology

The Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology is excited to announce the development of a new on-line distance education program called Topics in Gerontology.  The goal of this new program is to provide additional valuable continuing education in aging for a wider audience interested in added competency in aging.  If you work with older adults as a social worker, service coordinator, housing administrator or staff, OT, PT, clinical staff, gatekeeper (hair stylists, bank teller, etc.) or other profession working with older adults, this program is for you!  The Modules: The new modules will be interdisciplinary in nature, with a focus on social and clinical gerontology.  We'll categorize these new modules, too, so that you can sort modules by your experience level, i.e., clinical, non-clinical, social services, support, etc.  The Faculty: Our faculty come from a variety of disciplines including social work, nursing, medical, speech and hearing, pharmacology, etc., and are excited about sharing their experience and knowledge of aging with you.  Faculty will be compensated through a royalty system based on module purchases.  The Launch Date: We've set a launch date for ourselves for the latter part of this Summer 2012; so watch for further announcements! If you are interested in developing a module for this new program, have a suggestion for a new topic, or have any further questions, contact Michelle Myers at 614-685-5672 or via e-mail at michelle.myers@osumc.edu.

The 2012 National Service Coordinator Conference

For the past several years, The Ohio State Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology has worked closely with the American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) to provide professional development and continuing education for many of you working with our older adults across the nation.  The American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) is a national not-for-profit member association whose 2800+ members assist elderly, disabled residents and families living in affordable housing communities to identify, locate and acquire the services and supports necessary for them to become and remain self-sufficient. AASC members include service coordinators, family self-sufficiency coordinators, property and quality assurance managers and affordable housing professionals, community action agencies and supportive service providers.  And once a year, AASC members and other professionals passionate about caring for the older population come together at the 2012 National Service Coordinator Conference.   
You're Invited!

2012 National Service Coordinator Conference

September 9-12, 2012 Washington, DC

 



Participate in pre-conference workshops, breakout sessions, networking groups, and best practices sessions and build your knowledge and skills about: 
  • Elder Issues: Aging, Legal, Health, Finance, Abuse, Benefits, Self-Sufficiency, Mobility
  • Community-Building and Networking
  • Supporting Families & Disabled Adults in Affordable Housing
  • Housing Management and Operations
  • Diversity & Cultural Issues
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Personal Growth & Development
We hope to see you there! For more information, visit the AASC website or contact Lisa Larson, Director of Education and Training, at 614-848-5958, extension 107.

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