Free training offered for those caring for the elderly

March workshops offered in Boulder City, Moapa

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — 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) are holding free workshops for those caring for older adults on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Homestead at Boulder City, 1401 Medical Park Drive in Boulder City.
  • Friday, March 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Moapa Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Center, 12 Lincoln Street in Moapa.

The workshops, presented by the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Sanford Center for Aging, and offer a wide range of services including sessions on how to find available aging and disability resources on the Internet, how to work effectively with older adults experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one or of their own abilities and techniques to better care for oneself while caring for another.

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 Feb. 26. Please contact Diann Jones at (775) 682-8470 or via email at: dsjones@med.unr.edu 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.


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.