Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium: Innovative Living Environments for Older Adults

The Thirteenth Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium: Innovative Living Environments for Older Adults

Friday, October 12, 2018
7:45 am –  4:00 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Description:
Please join The University of Maine Center on Aging at the Wells Conference Center for our Annual Geriatrics Colloquium! This year we will be exploring topics related to living environments for older adults, including:

– Housing Maine’s Growing Older Population
– Affordable Senior Housing: A Platform for Successful Aging in Community
– Where Do We Go from Here? Living Alternatives When Home Doesn’t Work
– Aging Friendly Design is (Wicked) Good Design
– Fall Prevention through Tai Chi, Personalized Risk Assessment and In-Home Adaptations
– Long Term Care Reimagined: The Household Model at The Cedars

Register now to save your spot!

Web Link to Event: https://mainecenteronaging.umaine.edu/geriatricscolloquium/

Registration Information:
Regular registration fee: $60.00 
Maine Gerontological Society (MGS) member fee: $40.00
Student fee: $25.00
Exhibitor fee (includes 1 regular registration): $125.00

Sound Healing

Have you ever thought about how different sounds affect your body? Various cultures have used sound for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Energies in the body can be influenced by different sound waves which can also impact your brain. Learn about some of these sounds and experience several types that can lead to a meditative, calming state.

Web link to register: https://mainegeneral-phl.coursestorm.com/course/sound-healing

Other information: 5:30-7:30pm located on the Prescott Education Pavilion, First Floor of Alfond Center for Health.  This is a free event hosted by MaineGeneral’s Prevention & Healthy Living.

Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ Hampton Inn by Hilton, Presque Isle, ME

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence.  Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

Tobacco Intervention:

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model Skills Training

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/basic

Tobacco Intervention: Intensive Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ DoubleTree by Hilton, South Portland, ME

This two-day skills focused training will build on knowledge gained in the Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training.

Participants will:

  • Explore the value of a comprehensive tobacco use assessment
  • Learn to develop effective, individualized treatment plans
  • Discuss considerations for medication management
  • Review relapse prevention strategies

Clinicians will also spend time building on common counseling skills used in intensive tobacco treatment such as motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of the Tobacco Intervention Basic Skills Training

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Registration Fee: $100 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/home