AIRS Webinar “Older Adults – Aging Awareness and Sensitivity Training for I&R” 5/11 2pm Eastern

Join the free AIRS webinar on Thursday May 11th at 2pm eastern entitled ‘Older Adults – Aging Awareness & Sensitivity Training for I&R’

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Research shows that people over 50 who have a better concept of aging are likely to live an average of 7.5 years longer than those who have a poor concept of aging! In addition, older persons who view aging positively are statistically more likely to experience better memory and balance. Why, then, do we as a society tend to hang onto-and even joke about-myths and negative stereotypes about what it means to be old? While these negative concepts of aging influence our personal lives, they are also likely to creep into our daily I&R interactions with other humans.

This AIRS webinar is presented by Kate Kunk, RN and CIRS-AD, who coaches family caregivers on behalf of Area 8 Agency on Aging in Indianapolis, Indiana. The session offers a fresh perspective for relating to older persons that includes cultural considerations, constructive language and clear direction that can optimize outcomes for our entire society.

Note that this is more geared to newer staff in AAAs/ADRCs, as well as staff in comprehensive I&Rs and other specialized I&Rs. Experienced staff working with older adults undoubtedly know all this — but might still appreciate a refresher!

This AIRS webinar is eligible for one hour of professional development towards AIRS Recertification – although we do not issue individual certificates of completion.

The webinar is accessible both via the Internet (the usual method that most of you use) or by telephone (however, the telephone option involves long-distance charges at your end). As far as Internet access is concerned, if you can play and listen to something on youtube, then a webinar should be accessible enough …

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.