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UW-Eau Claire Jointly Sponsors
Gerontology Lecture Series

MAILED: Oct. 21, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education, the UW-Stout College of Human Development and the Western Wisconsin Regional Geriatric Education Center are jointly sponsoring a series of lectures that will explore timely topics in the field of gerontology. Faculty, students, practitioners and consumers are invited to attend this free series being presented alternately at UW-Stout and UW-Eau Claire.
         “The Bio-Psycho-Social Impacts of Interdisciplinary Home-Based Services for the Elderly,” the first program in the series, will be presented from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the UW-Stout Student Union, Ballroom B. Dr. Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, assistant professor in the health care administration program at UW-Eau Claire, and Paul Cook, a registered nurse and program director at Community Health Partnership in Eau Claire, an integrated Medicare and Medicaid managed care organization serving frail elders in several counties, will be the presenters. The lecture will include descriptions of the Baylor Elder House Calls pilot program and the Wisconsin Partnership program, an exploration of future directions in home-based services and an interactive discussion.
         “Spirituality and Aging” will be presented from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. Rev. Dr. Bob Salt, professor of human development and family studies at UW-Stout and an interfaith minister at the Menomonie Interfaith Church, will discuss the importance of spirituality in the latter years of life, the various possible definitions of spirituality, and a variety of spiritual experiences common in late life.
         “The Maze of Quality Management Approaches in Long-Term Care,” will be presented from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the UW-Stout Student Union, Ballroom B. Dr. Douglas Olson, assistant professor of allied health professions and coordinator of the UW-Eau Claire health care administration program, and Dr. Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher, a registered nurse and professor and chair of nursing systems at UW-Eau Claire, will review current state and federal initiatives concerning quality improvement in the long-term care arena, discuss several other quality management approaches and their impact on consumers and providers, and lead a discussion about possible future quality directions.
         The final lecture in the series, “Challenges in the Provision of Rehabilitation Services to Older Adults with Disabilities,” will be presented from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. Dr. Kathleen Deery, assistant professor and graduate program director for the vocational rehabilitation program at UW-Stout, will discuss the unique challenges faced when providing rehabilitation services to support the physical, psychosocial and vocational needs of older persons with disabilities. The discussion will include current trends in gerontological rehabilitation and specific suggestions to enhance service provision in a variety of settings.
         
No registration is necessary for this free series of lectures. For directions to the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire, visit the Web site www.uwec.edu/Tour/directions.htm and/or www.uwec.edu/Tour/detailmap.htm, or call Continuing Education, (715) 836-3636.
For directions to the Stout Student Union at UW-Stout in Menomonie, visit their Web site at www.uwstout.edu/places.shtml.
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Updated: October 21, 2002