Previously Recorded Web Seminars: Community and Lifelong Learning

Escalation Prevention and Conflict Resolution in Working With Older Adults
Tava Scott and Terrell Scott provide an overview of the concepts of conflict escalation, prevention, and management within older adult populations. Seminar content includes case studies and interactive exercises that help participants learn how to cope with a lack of consensus and differences in interpretation, while using cognitive behavior techniques to change negative responses and create positive resolutions. From October 8, 2015.
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Finding Their Way Home - The Importance of Aging in Place for Older Adults
Dr. Mary Tuuk, Chief Medical Officer at InnovAge will help professionals in aging better understand why older adults want to age in place, and the difficulties older adults and their families face in making this a reality. From October 1, 2015.
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Learning to Recognize and Resolve Barriers that Can Prevent Consumers from Accessing Services
Kim Campbell, Events & Activities Coordinator with Senior Services Plus, and Kelly Chapman, Information and Assistance Coordinator for Senior Services Plus discuss  one nonprofit agency’s efforts to meet their client’s needs. Attendees will learn about the programs Senior Services Plus has implemented to combat physical, economic and social barriers for senior citizens in the Metro East region of Illinois. What steps can your agency take to move forward with trends in the aging population? From September 17, 2015.
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On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults and Innovation in Providing Senior Transportation 
Transportation is a growing challenge for many older adults, and most communities are ill-prepared to address the needs of the burgeoning adult population. Meredith Morgenroth and Marilyn Greenblatt from On the Go discuss the award-winning, nationally recognized program and how it has positively affected the San Diego community. Understand the basics of the program’s design and bring fresh ideas to a community near you.  From March 12, 2015.
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Tablet Engaged Active Minds – The TouchTEAM Approach
This webinar focuses on TouchTEAM workshops, which are an activity-oriented exploration of mobile device applications beneficial to older adults with cognitive impairment and those who care for them. Tablet Engaged Active Minds creator and gerontologist Debby Dodds, Janis O’Driscoll, manager, Programs and Partnerships at Santa Cruz Public Libraries and Patrick Tally, creator of the app Stories Etc., share this innovative approach to successful aging. From December 4, 2014
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Growing Older With Pets: Keeping Our Best Friends Close
Pets continue to play a critical role as we age – sometimes these friends may be our main companions. Karen Kolb Flude, Founder and Principal of Age With Ease, Dianne McGill, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Banfield Charitable Trust, and Karen Leimberer, Director of Life Enrichment at Pathway Senior Living, highlight the empirical research of the emotional and health benefits of pet ownership with a special emphasis on the benefits to older adults and identifies available funding, resources, and innovative programs to help us age with as we keep our pets close. From May 15, 2014. 
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Why We Need Intergenerational Programs, and How to Build Effective Ones
Andrea Weaver, Founder and Executive Director of Bridges Together, examines some of the societal and demographic changes that have created the need for intergenerational programs. In this webinar, you’ll learn the key components of successful intergenerational programs and ways to initiate or grow a program in your own community. From May 1, 2014.
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Living a Meaningful Older Life- Lessons from the Greatest Generation
Rosemary Cox Identifies the values and characteristics that helped the Greatest Generation cope with change. This webinar will explore how, by being flexible and taking personal responsibility, some from this generation relied on these same values and characteristics to adapt what has always been important to them to maintain an important sense of continuity and control in their aging years. How did these experiences later help them to face the challenges of aging, and what can we learn for our own aging years? From February 21, 2013
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StoryCorps Legacy
Perri Chinalai, Senior Coordinator for StoryCorps Legacy, provides a brief history of the program, tips on conducting supportive interviews, and information on how organizations can record interviews with StoryCorps. Gain insight about the impact and benefits of the reminiscence experience for individuals and families who have participated in Legacy. From November 1, 2012.
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Research and Practice Partnerships in Program Evaluation
Dr. Amy Horowitz of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, and Dr. Margaret Calkins, President of IDEAS Inc., review critical steps necessary when developing program proposals andconducting program evaluations, including identifying "the team," articulating and tracking measurable program elements, and defining program success. From February 2, 2012.
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Dreams for the Second Half of Life
Noted author Harry Moody explores the way we can use dreams to provide guidance for growth and development from mid-life into old age. Methods of dream interpretation are linked to specific challenges such as retirement planning, caregiving, and coping with illness, as well as opportunities for spiritual growth and self-actualization.
From February 17, 2011.
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