March 8, 2012

Free March 13, Web Conference Helps Charlotte Caregivers Identify Depression in Aging Parents

Filed under: Home Health Care,Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 7:44 am

The nonprofit National Private Duty Association (NPDA), along with Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte, has announced that it will host a consumer education web conference entitled Depression and Older Adults – What Every Caregiver Should Know on March 13, 2012, at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CT). The live and interactive program will provide advice on how family caregivers can work Homewatch logowith professionals to identify this condition and develop an effective plan of care for a loved one with depression. Caregivers will learn how to identify key issues and problems, locate needed experts and resources, and outline a plan to provide the best care for a parent. The event is free of charge to participants.

The web conference topics include diagnosis of depression, association between depression, anxiety and memory loss, understanding which medications are safe and effective, along with  resources and tools for monitoring treatment and improvement.

“One out of three older adults suffers from major depression,” said Phillip A. Cooley, president of Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte, a member of of NPDA.   “Our goal is to provide information to help family caregivers increase the quality of life and identify beneficial treatment and care options for their loved ones.”

The event’s expert presenter is Steven C. Fox, D.O., Medical Director, Wellspring Personal Care. For the past 30 years, the primary focus of Dr. Fox’s clinical practice, teaching and research has been on the care and treatment for the elderly and disabled. He has been a trend-setter in the area or geriatric and Alzheimer’s care since the mid 1970’s. Dr. Fox provides hands-on consultation and oversight for families to assess a loved one’s limitations and capabilities and create a plan of care that will enable the person to stay in his/her own home.  Dr. Fox was the founder of Wellspring Gerontological Services in Chicago in 1985. He is an active member of several medical associations addressing aging and health issues.

Pre-registration for the event is required. Sign up today by visiting the registration link at


March 7, 2012

Powerful Tools for Caregivers – Mooresville, NC

Filed under: Home Health Care,Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 5:32 pm

6 Week Series offered in Iredell County:   Starts April 4th – Register NOW!

Are you one of over 44 million Americans who are providing unpaid and informal care to family members or friends?

If you provide help to a loved one, doctor then POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS classes are for you!

Learn how to reduce personal stress communicate effectively with others and handle challenging situations. Learn how to: Handle tough Caregiving decisions, try hold family meetings, family caregivers in the workplace, long distance Caregiving, grandparents raising grandchildren, accessing local resources, how to handle grief, loss, end of life issues, and much more!

This 6 week 2.5 hour course will enhance your Caregiving skills and knowledge.

Classes dates are: April 4th, April 11th, April 18th, April 25th, May 2nd, and May 9th, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm held at South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church Street, Mooresville, NC 28115.

There is no cost but donations are greatly appreciated.

Respite Care can be provided for your family member, but this must be reserved in advance.

For more information or to register; contact Jackie Negley at (704)873-5171 or Ann Simmons at (704)878-3157.

Thanks to NC Cooperative Extension and Iredell Council on Aging for their cooperation with this project provided by Legacy Health System.


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March 5, 2012

Farley Professional Lecture Series – Older Adults & Addiction

Filed under: Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 5:25 pm

Farley Center

The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place

Goals and objectives:
At the conclusion of this program, health the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize problems due to alcohol/drug abuse among Older Adults.
  • Understand methods of Screening and Brief Intervention for alcohol/drug abuse among Older Adults.
  • Describe different types of treatment for alcohol/drug abuse among Older Adults.
  • Practice opportunities to screen for and present a diagnosis of addiction to an Older Adult or caregiver.

Dr. Weaver has lectured to professionals in Virginia about problems with alcohol and
prescription drug abuse in Older Adults.  For this presentation, discount he will provide
information to attendees about addiction in Older Adults, and how to effectively
initiate screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) with this
population. Attendees will work together to discuss cases to make a diagnosis of
addiction in an Older Adult and to initiate a brief intervention.  A final wrap-up will
help attendees consolidate the new learning about this population.

About the Speaker

Dr. Michael Weaver is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry in the
Division of General Medicine and the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Virginia
Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.  He
received his M.D. degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.
He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine and a Clinical Research Fellowship in
Addiction Medicine at VCU, and he is Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and
Addiction Medicine.  He is currently involved in patient care, medical education, and
research.  Dr. Weaver is the Medical Director for the VCU Substance Abuse Consult
Service and the Medical Director of the Primary Care Pain Clinic at VCU.  He
volunteers as a Medical Director of the Human Resources, Inc. Methadone
Maintenance program in Richmond, which serves central Virginia.  He is the
Director for the Addiction Medicine rotation for residents, medical students, and
pharmacy students at VCU.

To Register Online: visit

For Additional Information
Contact Darlene McCoy at 757-565-0106


March 1, 2012

With decades of energy and passion ahead of them, five people will win the 2012 Purpose Prize® – and $100,000 each – for improving their communities and the world.

Filed under: Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 5:00 pm

The Purpose Prize, now in its seventh year, is the nation’s
only large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining
their passion and experience for social good. The Prize awards up
to $ 100,000 each to five people in encore careers creating new ways
to solve social problems.  The Prize was created in 2005 by
Civic Ventures with funding from the John Templeton Foundation
and Atlantic Philanthropies to showcase the value of experience and
innovation in later life.  For more about the Prize visit:

Now it’s possible to Invite a Purpose Prize Winner or Fellow to
your organization to hear about the benefits and challenges of
combining purpose and passion in later life.

Through a grant by the S.D. Bechtel Jr., Foundation, The
Purpose Prize has partnered with the Coming of Age organization to
offer panel discussions featuring Purpose Prize winners and fellows.
These talks are aimed at inspiring people 50-plus as they consider
and explore what’s next. Travel and accommodation costs would be
free of charge. To submit a request for speakers and contact
Mady Prowler, Assistant Director of Coming of Age at

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