Working knowledge of Gerontology
is important because Arkansas' seventy-five counties each include diverse populations of senior adults whose needs change and whose numbers increase each year. Introduction to Gerontology will look at the biological and psychological effects of aging as well as how the aging of the U.S. population impacts our social, health care, and political systems.
Target: The general public with senior or elderly parents and those who work with older adults. Content: This course will present an overview of the risks faced by seniors for mental health and suicide instances, and it will offer practical ideas for mitigating and for dealing with those risks. Contact(s): Michael Anders, (501) 671-2108 or (501) 680-4513 cell
This course features a "train the trainer" video for those who will facilitate the How to Talk to Your Doctor session. The course describes how to work with limited literacy audiences, reviews session components, and models on how to conduct the session. Instructor: Dr. Laura Hendrix, firstname.lastname@example.org, (501) 671-5807 Technical Support: UADA, Information Technology Department, email@example.com, (501) 671-2130
Estimated Completion Time: 40 Minutes
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
University of Arkansas, United States Department of Agriculture and County Governments Cooperating.