Seminar to address elder care

Seminar to address elder careEvery day, 10,000 Americans turn 65, according to the Pew Research Center. As more and more Americans begin to age, the demand for elder care will increase.

To address the increasing demand, the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities HealthLink and the Ohio Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Region IV are sponsoring a seminar, “Elder Care: A Coordinated Team Approach to Improve Outcomes.”

The seminar will be on Friday, Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at the Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center, 581 Olive Road, in Dayton. Parking is free.

The seminar will provide professionals with information related to cross discipline consultation and coordination of care. Professionals, including social workers, counselors and marriage and family therapists, will be able to use this information to assist clients and their families. In addition, participants will learn about transitions in care and medication reconciliation related to improving overall care when multiple providers and facilities are involved.

Presenters include Larry Lawhorne, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine; Phyllis Atkinson, gerontological nurse practitioner, House Calls by Blackstone; Mary Jo Trout, Pharm.D., assistant professor, Wright State Departments of Geriatrics and Pharmacology and Toxicology; Pamela Macha, community health worker, Department of Geriatrics; and Katherine Cauley, Ph.D., vice chair and professor, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, and director, Center for Healthy Communities, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Space is limited. There is a $20 nonrefundable registration fee. Registration closes Nov. 27. To register, go to

For more information, contact Cindy Bradley at 937-775-8248 or

The Center for Healthy Communities HealthLink and AHEC Region IV present the series of continuing education quarterly seminars for health care professionals and interested community members.

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