This webinar will highlight ways to engage LGBTQ individuals in your work during the upcoming Pride season.
Webinar Presenters include:
- Dr Scout, Deputy Director National LGBT Cancer Network will talk about how different tobacco and cancer programs have engaged in Prides.
- Adrian Shanker, Founder & Executive Director, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Pennsylvania will discuss policy change and promoting cancer awareness at Pride events.
- Alanna Biblow, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control, Maryland Department of Health will talk about their experience using a snapchat frame to promote tobacco control at Pride.
- Joyce Swetlick, Director of Tobacco Cessation, North Carolina Department of Health, will discuss their organization’s long-term engagement with North Carolina Pride.
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Psychiatric Medical Care focusses on geriatric inpatient and outpatient counseling in rural areas. We have 70 programs in 20 states and operate two programs in West Virginia. We wanted to reach out and ensure that your social worker members knew of our programs as community resources and also, if any of your membership are looking for jobs, we have openings in both programs.
1) The first program is Senior Life Solutions, a program affiliated with Broaddus Hospital in Philippi, WV. It offers outpatient, intensive counseling for seniors in Philippi who are suffering from grief, depression or other behavioral health issues related to aging. . Once referred to the program, we offer counseling sessions three times a week, three times each day. Patients receive socialization, a free lunch. In some programs patients may qualify for free transportation. Referrals to Senior Life Solutions can be made by anyone, including a patient’s physician, family member, or other health care professional. Senior Life Solutions is located at 6 Healthcare Drive, Philippi, WV. To make a referral, please call 304.457.8132.
2) Our second West Virginia program is a new inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit—Laurel Place, located within Davis Medical Center in Elkins, WV. Laurel Place Behavioral Health, provides evaluation and inpatient treatment for older adults, typically over 55 years of age, who are suffering from mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and behaviors related to dementia. The 20-bed unit just opened last month and is almost fully staffed. Here are some basic referral criteria: Persons 55 and older (we consider 45 and up on a case-by-case basis) with a) psychiatric disorders, or b) dementia diagnosis with behavioral disturbance, c)recent suicide attempt or d) is presenting as a danger to self or others. Anyone can refer individuals to the program, including family members, physicians, or other health professionals. Contact the Program Director at 304.630.3508 for information on making arrangements for admission to Laurel Place. Here is the link for more information on our current inpatient program in Clinton, VA and the similar services offered at Laurel Place: https://www.psychmc.com/green-oak.
Free program for caregivers! Please share the information!
“SUPPORTING and EMPOWERING THE CAREGIVER” SERIES TO BE OFFERED
This October and November, a special free series is being offered to those who are caring for a loved one or friend. Caregivers may include parents, grandparents, and other family and friends. Tasks may include anything from shopping, arranging appointments and transportation to providing total care. YOU may be a caregiver!
Ann Koegler, M.A., L.S.W. of Altenheim Resource and Referral Services and Marty Cornett, RN, a national board-certified health and wellness coach from St Clairsville will be presenting a four-part series on Supporting and Empowering the Caregiver. The program will include four Tuesday afternoons from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on October 30, November 6, 13 and 20, 2018 at First Christian Church, 1343 National Road, Wheeling WV.
The program will include sessions on stress management, legal concerns of the caregiver, dementia, transitioning to the levels of care in long term care, and final plans. Each session will include a guest speaker on the subject and an activity to highlight the session’s offering. There are NO CEU credits for this program.
There is no fee but pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Please contact Ann at 304 243-0996
Upcoming conference, theme Caregiving: Challenges and Solutions. The cost is very reasonable, only $100 and $35 is you are a student, resident and/or fellow. The registration includes the cost for processing the seven (7) continuing education credits, breakfast, lunch and snacks plus one year membership in the WV Geriatrics Society (WVGS) for calendar year 2019.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Exhibitor opportunities available and Poster Competition. Go to www.wvgeriatrics.org to view the announcements or download from the website.
Thank you, and hope to see you on September 13th.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer has two programs for young women diagnosed with breast cancer coming up in the next few weeks. Please help us promote these programs by sharing with your partners and constituents. Thanks!
Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating and Breast Cancer Twitter Chat, Wednesday, June 20 at 8:00 pm ET
Do you have questions about datingand breast cancer? Join @LivingBeyondBreastCancer on June 20 at 8:00pm (ET) for Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating and Breast Cancer, a Twitter Chat focusing on the many impacts a breast cancer diagnosis can have on your dating life such as how you relate to yourself and to others, changes in body image, and finding the right time to share your diagnosis with someone new. Learn more at http://lbbc.org/datingchat
Running on Empty: Fed up with Fatigue Breast Cancer 360 Panel Discussion, Thursday, July 26 from 5:00-7:00 pm
In person at the BWI Airport Marriott or online via web stream
On July 26, join Living Beyond Breast Cancer for Running on Empty: Fed Up With Fatigue a Breast Cancer 360 discussing practical and medical methods to ease cancer-related fatigue. During this program, Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, will offer tools to cope with the social and emotional impacts of living with less energy than before. This program is presented in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. You can attend the free event live or participate through livestream. Register here: www.lbbc.org/fatigue360
October 24 (1-2PM) Kinship Care Meet and Greet at Mt. View Early Head Start, 671 Greenbag Road beside Mt. View Elementary School. If you are a grandparent or relative who is caring for a young child we will provide you with an opportunity to meet others who have made the same commitment. Please contact Beth Nair 304-291-9330 ext. 1761
Respite care services will be provided free of charge for individuals attending this training. You are invited to bring family members to the Respite Care center at SUMC or to have someone care for your family member in your home.
Reimbursement will be provided. Prior arrangements are required. Please call 304-292-0186 for more information.
Dates: Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18. 25; November 1, 15
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Suncrest United Methodist Church
Visiting Angels of Morgantown is in immediate need of Caregivers. We assist our private pay clients with daily living activities, bathing, shopping, light housekeeping and companionship. We offer a sign on bonus of $500. Our contact info to call is 304-214-5550.
Please feel free to share this information.