INFORM & CONNECT: ADVANCED RESOURCES

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Wednesday November 1, 2017 | 9 am – 4 pm | FREE Workshop |

A free, daylong interactive training about information and resources specific to older adults 85+ and those who need more resources.

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This training is designed for help-desk, information hotline, and other front-line volunteers or staff who provide clients with information about programs and services available throughout the county for people who are 85 and older or need more advanced resources. Specialists on the following topics will share their knowledge, expertise and resources through short panel presentations and audience Q&A:

  • Vision
  • Senior Peer Counseling
  • Home Maintenance
  • Pets
  • Meals
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Care-Giving
  • Dementia
  • Aging-in-Place
  • Residential Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospice Care

Attendees will make connections with professional colleagues, build professional expertise, and enhance their service to the community. CEUs available.

Who Should Attend

Front line volunteers and others who support the resource referral needs of people 85 and older and those that need more advanced resources.

REGISTER HERE

Registration problems? Call 415-492-9444

To view/download the flier, click here.


About Aging Action Initiative

The purpose of the Aging Action Initiative is to promote a county-wide age-friendly environment, especially for those in need, collectively created by a strong network of aging service providers through education, policy advocacy, and service coordination. The initiative is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commissions and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin, and coordinated by MARINSPACE.

INFORM & CONNECT: A Workshop for Front Line Information Assistance and Resource Referral Staff

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Thursday September 21, 2017 | 9 am – 4 pm | FREE Workshop |

A free, daylong interactive training designed to support those who help older adults access resource referral information.

This training is designed for help-desk, information hotline, and other front-line volunteers or staff specifically tasked to provide clients with information about programs and services available throughout the county. Specialists on the following topics will share their knowledge, expertise and resources through short panel presentations and audience Q&A.

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Financial Abuse
  • Attendant Care
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Staying Connected

Attendees will make connections with professional colleagues, build professional expertise, and enhance their service to the community.

Who Should Attend

Front line volunteers and staff who support the resource referral needs of older adults. Up to three people may register per agency or organization for the workshop.

7 Free CEUs provided courtesy of NASW-CA are offered for this workshop.

To register, click here or call 415-492-9444.

For a copy of the event flyer, click here.

About Aging Action Initiative

The purpose of the Aging Action Initiative is to promote a county-wide age-friendly environment, especially for those in need, collectively created by a strong network of aging service providers through education, policy advocacy, and service coordination. The initiative is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commissions and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin, and coordinated by MARINSPACE.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15

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In 2012 the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.

Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community.

The global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion in 2025. Around 4 to 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. Elder maltreatment can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. The incidence of abuse towards older people is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.

On this Day, I call upon Member States and civil society to strengthen their resolve and redouble their efforts to eliminate all forms of violence and abuse against older people.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect and exploitation of elders. Marin County will be celebrating the day by hosting a free “Building Strong Supports for Elders in Marin” event for local residents.

Building Strong Supports for Elders in Marin

Thursday June 15, 2017

8:00am to 12:30pm

Congregation Rodef Shalom Social Hall

170 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael CA

Registration is free and breakfast is included.

RSVP by May 31 by calling 415-473-2702 or email mkmccabe@marincounty.org

11th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Education Conference

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Friday June 16, 2017 | 8:30am to 4:00pm | Rohnert Park CA | Tickets Required |

The North Bay Offices of the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California & Northern Nevada presents its eleventh annual education conference in Sonoma County. Alzheimer’s Disease: Continuum of Care XI is a day-long conference for family members and professionals (continuing education units are available) that covers many topics relating to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Speakers:
David Troxel, MPH, co-author of Best Friend’s Approach to Alzheimer’s Care
Elizabeth Landsverk, MD, Elderconsult Geriatric Medicine
Viki Kind, MA, Clinical Bioethicist
Claire Day, Chief Program Officer, Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California & Northern Nevada

To download the flyer, click here.

Registration Rates:
Early Bird – on or before May 19
General Registration $45.00
Professionals requesting CEUs $90.00
After May 19
General Registration $50.00
Professionals requesting CEUs $95.00
Fees include continental breakfast & lunch. Six (6)
Continuing Education Units are available in the following
categories:
Registered Nurse Provider #CEP12415
LCSW/LMFT Provider #PCE1121
RCFE Administrator/NHAP Application Pending

To download the registration form, click here. See page two.

For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 OR 707-573-1210.

Addressing Marin’s Housing Crisis One Step at a Time

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Sunday April 30, 2017 | Congregation Kol Shofar | 215 Blackfield Drive | Tiburon CA |

Say Yes! In My Backyard
Addressing Marin’s Housing Crisis One Step at a Time

2:30pm Registration and Coffee
3:00pm to 6:00pm Program

Join Marin Organizing Community for a workshop on realistic strategies for ordinary homeowners, renters, and landlords to work together on solutions

Topics to include:
• What is housing-focused shelter? How do we responsibly
shelter those who are homeless?
• What are “Junior Units” (Accessory Dwelling Units: ADU) and
how do we build more in Marin?
• What are the realities facing renters in Marin? How do we
address rising rents and evictions?
To register, email at bayareaiaf@gmail.com

To download the flyer, click here.


Marin Organizing Community (MOC) is organizing a county-wide constituency in support of broad-based solutions to
livability and affordability issues facing our families and communities. We are committed to winnable solutions. Join us to learn, organize and act for concrete change.This event was organized in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin, REST (Rotating Emergency Shelter), and Lilypad Homes.