School of Medicine offers free elder caregiver workshop in Yerington

Free training scheduled for Nov. 4

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, the Aging and Disability Services Division 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 Yerington on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the Yerington Senior Center, 117 Tilson Way.

The workshop will cover tips for managing multiple medications, the use and misuse of medication to manage behavior in persons with dementia, planning for incompetency and laws protecting persons with dementia.

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 if registered before November 1 and includes program materials. Continuing 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.