Free elder caregiver training in Carson City this month

Workshop offered on Sept. 24

RENO, Nev. — Are you caring for an older adult and wish you knew more? Caring for elders can prove to be an unnerving situation for which many may not feel prepared.

The Sanford Center for Aging, Nevada Care Connection and the Nevada Geriatric Education Center (a joint program between the Sanford Center for Aging and the University of Nevada School of Medicine) will hold a free workshop on caring for older adults in Carson City on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Pinion Pine Room at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Please use east entrance for best access.

The workshop will cover finding aging and disability resources on the Internet, learning stress reduction and self-care techniques to better care for yourself while caring for another and how to work effectively with older adults experiences the loss of a loved one or their own abilities. The workshop is designed for friends and family members caring for elders as well as professional caregivers.

The program is intended for those wishing to learn more about caring for an elderly friend or family member as well as those caring for elders professionally.

Registration is free on a space-available basis for those registering by Sept. 21 and includes program materials. Continuing medical education credit is available for a $15 fee. Please contact Diann Jones at (775) 682-8470 for more information and to register.

Media Contacts

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen, MPA
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.