Learning, Thinking, Caring Webinar Series - U of I Extension

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Learning, Thinking, Caring Webinar Series

This article was originally published on January 15, 2019 and expired on April 17, 2019. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

Long-term care professionals and other professionals who work with older adults now have an easy and convenient way to participate in professional development.  The University of Illinois Extension is proud to present the LTC Webinar Series. 

“Learning, Thinking, Caring Webinar Series” is an educational series for professionals that provides timely, research informed, and helpful information and strategies to assist professionals in providing quality care to clientele.  Individuals and long-term care facilities can participate at no cost.  Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are available for a fee.  All sessions are conveniently offered from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CST. 

The series features three dynamic sessions presented by University of Illinois Extension Educators.  The first session, “No Bullies Allowed:  Senior Bullying in Your Community,” will be offered on Thursday, February 21.  This session will focus on defining senior bullying, understanding bullying behavior, and discovering the impact of bullying on both victims and bystanders. Potential interventions and strategies to create a respectful, caring community will be emphasized. 

The second session will be offered on Thursday, March 21.  “Being Mindful in a Busy World: Mindfulness as a Resource for Healthcare Workers,” will explore the benefits of mindfulness meditation and review techniques that reduce stress and increase life satisfaction.  Practical ideas for including mindfulness in health care settings will be provided.   

The final session of the series, “Communication Challenges and Strategies for Helping People with Dementia” will be offered on Thursday, April 18.  Featuring information on common communication problems caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, this session will review strategies for better interactions with individuals who experience these conditions. 

  University of Illinois Extension offers programs create learning partnerships that put knowledge to work and aim to make life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities. This series is provided free of charge, but advance registration is required. To register, visit go.illinois.edu/2019LTC or call 815-632-3611.  For more information, contact Karla Belzer at 815-632-3611 or kbelzer@illinois.edu.  The University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  For reasonable accommodations to participate, please call 815-632-3611.  

Pull date: April 17, 2019