Educators and Students
Ageless Wisdom: A Sensitivity Program to Understand Aging
"Ageless Wisdom" is an interactive and experiential geriatric sensitivity training program available in a two hour and a four hour format.
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I AM HERE
I AM HERE is an interactive training program on six very critical topics in mental health. The phrase "I AM HERE" is frequently used by older adults to convey an unspoken expression of "I am here in front of you, right now, so take this opportunity to observe my behavior, ask me questions but, most importantly, listen to my responses and help me."
The I AM HERE mental health series was developed by the Aging Institute and the Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh Campus. Older adults suffering from depressions, delirium, dementia, substance abuse, thoughts of suicide and anxiety do not receive the help they need. Each topic is explained in 30 short minutes with tips for caregivers on how to screen, assess and manage these very difficult situations. This program is appropriate for any health care setting and is meant to be helpful for all disciplines in health care. To learn how to order this interactive program contact the Aging Institute at 1-866-430-8742.
For the 700,000 western Pennsylvanians age 65 and older, quality of life involves far more than medical care – it also includes social, spiritual, financial, legal, and ethical concerns. The Aging Institute connects information on a wide range of these issues, with the goal of helping older adults get the services they need. Information about the Institute’s comprehensive services is available on the older adults site.