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December 14th:

AFA’s Care Connection Webinar: “Identifying and Treating Depression for the Older Adult”

1:00p.m.-2:00p.m. ET

Service Program for Older People (SPOP) is one of the nation’s oldest organizations providing behavioral health and psychiatric services to adults over the age of 55. This presentation will focus on identifying clinical depression, the use of evidence based tools for older adults as well as best practices for ongoing treatment. Case studies will be utilized, as well as strategies from national behavioral health providers. The relationship between community based, case management and behavioral health partners will also be discussed.

Catherine Thurston is the Chief Program Officer at SPOP. In that role, she oversees the SPOP Clinic, community outreach and other program initiatives.  She has over 29 years of prior experience in geriatrics which includes serving as chief services officer at SAGE, service & advocacy for GLBT elders and as director of Alzheimer’s programs at the Cobble Hill Health Center. Catherine has served as adjunct faculty at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College since 2016

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Dial-in: +1 (415) 655-0052

Attendee Access Code: 305-000-278


January 11th:

AFA’s Care Connection Webinar: Supporting Well-Being for Person with Dementia and their Care Partner

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. ET

Recognizing and fostering well-being is a critical part of a balanced, healthy relationship between caregivers and individuals with dementia. This webinar will teach participants how to use well-being as a framework to help strengthen the bond between caregivers and the people for whom they are caring.

Anna Ortigara, RN, MS, FAAN has focused her practice in the field of gerontology and Alzheimer’s disease for the past 30 years.  Currently Anna is an organization change consultant for PHI working with long term care organizations to implement a coaching approach to transformation. She has worked with older adults in nursing homes, sub-acute care, adult day care, acute care, and home care settings.

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Dial-in: +1 (415) 655-0052

Attendee Access Code: 494-416-709


February 8th:

AFA’s Care Connection Webinar: Spiritual Wellness: Spiritually & Cooperative Caregiving

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. ET

Placing your own needs on the backburner is very common when caring for a loved one with dementia, but ignoring your personal needs opens the door to distress.  This webinar will highlight the importance of self-care for the body and mind and living in a manner consistent with your core values so that you can thrive as a caregiver.

Dr. Eboni Green is a Registered Nurse and family caregiver. She holds a Ph.D. in human services, with a specialization in health care administration. She is the co-founder of Caregiver Support Services, a non-profit organization that focuses on training and supporting frontline caregivers. Dr. Green is a published author and has written three books focusing on family caregiving: At the Heart of the Matter , Caregiving in the New Millennium,  and Reflections from the Soul.

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Dial-in: +1 (415) 930-5321

Attendee Access Code: 494-416-709


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