Understanding Depression, Anxiety and Suicide in Older Adults-Brookville (Jefferson County)

  • 11 May 2011
  • 10:00 AM - 2:29 PM
  • Heritage House, Brookville, PA


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Understanding Depression, Anxiety and Suicide in Older Adults

Target Audience: Nurses, Social Workers,  Aging and Mental Health Staff, and other individuals who provide care to older adults

New Location: Heritage House
4 Sylvania Street
Brookville, PA 15825

Cost: $75 per participant via credit card or check

CEUs will be provided. See the notice for more information.

Registration ends on the Monday of the week of the session.


9:30 AM Final Registration

10:00 – 11:30 AM Depression in Older Adults 

  • Late Life Depression
  • Correlation between depression and medical illness
  • Care giving and depression
  • Depression – medical treatment
  • Depression – psychotherapeutic and behavioral  interventions

11:30 - 12:00 Anxiety in Older Adults

  • Subjective symptoms
  • Medical illness and anxiety
  • Anxiety - medical treatment
  • Anxiety - psychotherapeutic and behavioral interventions

12:00 – 12:30 LUNCH

12:30 – 1:00 PM Suicide in Older Adults

  •  Prevalence of Suicide in Older Adults
  • Suicide Prevention Strategies

1:00 – 2:15 Evidenced- based Practices for Older Adults with Behavioral Health Issues

  •  Primary Care based programs
  • Community based programs
  • Family Caregiver programs

2:15 – 2:30 Conclusion and Evaluations

Presenter: Ms. Linda Shumaker, RN, MA, is a registered nurse currently serving as Training 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 Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, as a member of the Older Adult Committee of the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Advisory Committee, and as a member of the Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee.

Refunds/Cancellations: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.  Inquisit®, does not guarantee, warrant, certify, verify, and/or authorize the content of this seminar, and/or any subsequent use of the information presented at this seminar. This seminar is not a clinical/medical service, but is intended for educational purposes only.

For more information, contact PBHAC at 717-541-4219 .

 3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite 107 |  Harrisburg, PA 17110  |  717-857-3163Click here to go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website

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