Free training offered in Yerington to those caring for elders

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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 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 two free workshops on caring for older adults in Yerington on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. and again on Friday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Both workshops will be held at the South Lyon Medical Center, 213 S. Whitacre Street in Yerington.

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, 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.

Registration includes program materials and is on a space available basis. Contact Diann Jones at (775) 682-8470 or email: dsjones@med.unr.edu to register.


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

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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.