Love, Sex and Aging — Understanding the Relational Needs of Older Adults 3 Ethics CEUs on May 21st
8:30-11:30am CST with JCCC with Sally King, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW, RYT 200
Come learn about the latest research and advice regarding aging and romance — debunking ageist myths that one’s romantic and sex life dwindles as we age! Believe it or not, more older adults are finding love than ever – even marriage – when they’re over age sixty-five. This lively, humorous and informative talk will touch on the emotional, physical, and social needs of older adults and why romantic and platonic (re)connections are essential for quality and quantity of life. The ethical issues related to social workers and other helping professionals advocating for clients’ rights to active and fulfilling sex lives will be discussed in multiple settings both in long term care facilities and beyond. Other co-morbid issues related to medication and medical factors and how this effects libido and connection will be discussed as well. Please join if you are interested in knowing the truth about romance and aging and how to advocate for you client’s connections no matter what their circumstances are.
This section is facilitated by an instructor online. Within 2 business days of the class start date, you will receive instructions about how to access the class online.
Social workers, registered dieticians, LPCs and LCPCS will earn 3 ethics contact hours. ACHAs will earn 3 (RC). RNs and LPNs may self-submit to KSBN.
Where is Emotion Built and How to Manage it Without Losing Your Mind on May 25th
10:00-11:00am CST online with JCCC Ed Talk by Sally King
Emotions have increasingly become the focus of most enlightened Americans in the 21st century. Baby Boomers and younger were born into a post-psychology world. Ironically, despite this increased access and focus on emotions, things haven’t fared well. Mental illness disability is at an all time high. Assumed to be automatic, innate, and often uncontrollable, emotions have become a critical part of our own inner truth. Come learn what neuroscience is saying to this assumption — it might surprise you.
Telomeres: How Diet and Exercise Impacts Genes and Vulnerability in Aging on June 11th
8:30-11:30am CST at JCCC by Sally King
Telomeres are the ends of your chromosomal DNA and new research shows they may direct your personal trajectory of aging more than we know. Come learn the basic science of telomere growth and “death” and what impacts this. This training will be helpful to anyone, any age, as the earlier you start preventative measures, the longer you can stave off chronic physical and mental health disease states. You will come away from this training with a renewed understanding of lifestyle factors that you can control (or can’t) and how random factors such as mindfulness, hotdog intake, and your childhood neighborhood may impact this.
Social workers, LMHTs, LPCs, and LCPCs will earn 3 contact hours. APRNs, RNs, and LPNs may self-submit to KSBN.