Free elder care training class offered in Gerlach

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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 Cooperative Extension 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 Gerlach on Friday, March 23 from 10:15 to 3:30 p.m. in the Gerlach Improvement District, 410 Cottonwood Street, Gerlach.

The workshop will cover finding aging and disability resources on the Internet, what to ask and how to ask it to better assess a senior's needs, how to work effectively with older adults experiencing the loss of a family member or loved one or their own abilities and how to tell if a senior is in crisis and how to help if they are. 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, and includes program materials, for those signing up by March 13. Please contact Diann Jones at (755) 682-8470 or via email at: to register.

Continuing education credit and a certificate of attendance are available for a $15 fee. The program has been approved by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for long-term care administrators, the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for marriage and family therapists, and the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for social workers for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit. The University of Nevada School of Medicine also approves this program for 2.5 hours of continuing credit for nurses.

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