Seton Hill University To Host Seminar on Aging in Southwestern PA
Greensburg, PA – Seton Hill University’s Social Work Program, in partnership with The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging and the United Way of Westmoreland County, will present Will You Still Need Me When I’m 64? Implications for Aging in Southwestern Pennsylvania on Wednesday, March 24 from 9 – 11 a.m. in Room 206 of Seton Hill’s Administration Building.
“In response to demographic changes in Western Pennsylvania, we have to start providing health care services in new and different ways,” says Dr. Fred Rubin, Chief, Dept. of Medicine, Shadyside Hospital, who is speaking at Seton Hill on appropriate health care for the aging, both in the doctor’s office and in the home. “As a physician who treats older patients, I believe it’s part of my mission to share what I’ve learned about appropriate health care for seniors, both in the doctor’s office and in the home. It’s important to dispel the myth that ‘old people are sick.’ Most senior citizens are neither sick nor frail.”
“I propose that social workers be trained and function as radicals who will tirelessly advocate for the dependent and will, in the years to come, turn a complex, often disjointed system on its head so that care comes before the paperwork,” says Mildred Morrison of the Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services/Area Agency on Aging, who will address the re-engineering of aging services at the seminar. “No matter what their field, our society needs social workers who can help re-engineer access to services, current understandings of families, and basic social policies.”
Will You Still Need Me When I’m 64? is ideal for employees of human service organizations, private practitioners, social workers, sociologists and psychologists as well as for educators in the field and their students. Cost is $20 per person, with a $10 additional fee for licensed social workers attending the event who wish to be awarded two continuing education units for their participation.
For more information on the seminar, please contact David Droppa, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Seton Hill, at 724-830-1411 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, please contact Darla Labuda, at 724-830-1861 or email@example.com.
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