Aging, Mental Health, and Chronic Illness

  • 13 May 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Lackawanna Scranton JCC


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Aging, Mental Health,
and Chronic Illness

Please see the flyer for more information.

Target Audience: This training is for all interested individuals and specifically those who provide care to older adults, such as nurses, social workers, case managers, nursing home administrators, personal care home administrators, aging and mental health workers.

Scranton Jewish Community Center
601 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA

Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cost: $75
CEU applications are approved for Registered Nurses, Licensed Social Workers, Case Managers, PCHA, and NHA. Participants must attend the entire training to earn CEUs. Partial credit cannot be awarded.

 Canceled registrations more than two weeks before the activity will be refunded less a 20% service charge. Cancellations less than two weeks before the program will be invoiced or a substitute is permitted. If registering less than two weeks before the program, the fee is due in full and substitution is permitted. Registered no-shows will be billed.

At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the interconnections between chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiac disease and arthritis, and mental health.
  • Summarize the outcome of treatment of mental health issues and its effect on these chronic diseases.
  • Critique evidenced-based practices that integrate mental and physical health care.
  • Identify barriers related to physical health and mental health in regards to diverse populations.
  • Review prevention strategies and lifestyle practices for healthy aging.

9:30 AM Final Registration

10:00 – 10:30 Physical illness and mental health: Issues for an aging population

10:30 – 11:15 Incidence of chronic illness and mental health issues
Physical Illness and risk of depression:
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
11:15 – 12:00 Incidence of chronic illness and mental health issues
Anxiety Disorders and physical illness:
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Heart disease
12:00 – 12:30 LUNCH

12:30 – 1:15 Incidence of chronic illness and mental health issues
Caregiving and risks of Depression
Chronic Illness and Schizophrenia

1:15 – 1:45 Evidenced-Based Practices for Older Adults with Behavioral Health Issues

1:45- 2:15 Prevention and Healthy interventions for Healthy Aging

2:15 – 2:30 Conclusion and Evaluations

Presenter: Ms. Linda Shumaker, RN-BC, MA, is a registered nurse currently serving as Outreach Coordinator of the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition. She has extensive clinical experience working in community mental health, geriatric assessment teams and long-term care. In addition, she has been an instructor of psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine. She has served as a founding member and former Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, as a member of the Older Adult Committee of Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planning Council, and as a member of the Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee.

Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the Coalition will make a decision whether to delay or cancel a webinar or training by 7 am the morning of the event. If a delay or cancellation will occur, the Coalition home page ( will be updated to reflect this, and a message will be saved to 717-541-4219 ext. 300. Please always consider your safety first when deciding to attend a training. Thank you!

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