SPRING 2020 CONFERENCE
Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging
THURSDAY, April 23, 2020 | 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
The Phoebe Institute On Aging Spring Conference has been postponed out of an abundance of caution for attendees, speakers, staff, and the larger community.
As of March 15, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommended that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities.
Phoebe is working to reschedule “Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging” to a date in the fall with the goal of maintaining the same topics, offerings, and overall schedule as the original conference. Once the Phoebe Institute on Aging team is able to solidify the details involved in rescheduling the conference, they will communicate that information to all interested parties. Additionally, all current registrants will be refunded their registration and CEU fees. We thank you for your understanding and hope to see you at our rescheduled conference in fall 2020!
Registration is closed due to postponement. Please check back for updates!
Presented by Cura
More than 77.5 million Americans were born between 1946 and 1964. The “Baby Boomers” came of age in the era of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll when authority and cultural norms were challenged.
Now, the Baby Boom Generation is aging. Every day, 10,000 Baby Boomers turn age 65. This trend started in 2011 and will continue until 2029. And, just as they did in the 1960s and 1970s, Baby Boomers are challenging conventional wisdom about aging and long-term care.
This conference will host keynote speaker Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a world-renowned sex therapist who pioneered discussing human sexuality on radio and television, author, professor and worldwide lecturer.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION OPEN
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
CONFERENCE VIDEO: The Boomer’s Guide to Growing Older
As one of the largest population groups in American history, baby boomers’ entrance into their “golden years” brings many new opportunities for growth and fulfillment, but it also provides many new challenges. Among those challenges is grappling with their own health issues while at the same time caring for their aging parents and sometimes even their own spouses. The Boomer’s Guide to Growing Older offers expert perspectives to help boomers discover ways to manage these varied responsibilities, while still maintaining their own physical and mental health, including resources and organizations designed to help. Produced by KVIE PBS Sacramento and funded by UC Davis Health, this programming is intended to provide boomers with both practical advice as well as a sense that their challenges are shared by many others. They’re encouraged to learn that they’re not going it alone, and to celebrate the positive aspects of growing older.
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Boom Times: From War Babies to Grandboomers
Opening Speaker: James A. Von Schilling, Ph.D., Professor of English & Humanities Coordinator, Northampton Community College
This presentation will connect to the opening video and identify, describe, and explain key cultural and social events and factors in the lives of Americans who are World War II “war babies” and baby boomers. The focus will be first on their lives as children teenagers, and young adults in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, followed by analysis of the values that continue to typify this cohort as they enter the later stages of adulthood. Also explained will be the connection and symbiotic relationship between the war babies and the baby boomers who have followed them.
9:25 – 10:25 a.m.
Pennsylvania Promoting Purpose and Well-Being in Older Adults
Special Guest Speaker: Robert Torres, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Includes Discussion/Q&A Panel:
Moderator: Michell Staska-Pier, Vice President, Health Care Services, Phoebe Ministries
Carmen A. Bell, Director, Healthy Aging, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
Lisa Hoffman, Executive Director, Pathstones by Phoebe
Baby boomers are driving the big increase in the older adult population nationally; in Pennsylvania, the growth is on pace to see the over-60 population reach 4 million people by 2040. Not only are the numbers growing, but the population is becoming more diverse than ever before, necessitating providers of aging services to strategically plan how they will be responsive to the needs of older adults both now and in the future. Secretary Torres will provide insight on the changing dynamics in the older adult population, including diversity, social isolation, mental health issues, and the importance of promoting purpose and well being. In addition, he will speak about how the Department of Aging is planning for this aging generation through its four-year State Plan on Aging with initiatives like the promotion of dementia friendly communities, the use of health information exchanges to build a more collaborative system of care, the roll-out of innovative housing ideas, and more. A panel of health care leaders will lead a discussion and question and answer session with Secretary Torres.
Ask Dr. Ruth: Sex, Love, and Loneliness
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ruth Westheimer, World-renowned sex therapist, author, professor, and lecturer
Presented by GHR Healthcare
Dr. Ruth will field questions on a range of topics connected to the baby boomer generation through a moderated question-and-answer format. Conference attendees, including community health care professionals and family caregivers, will have the opportunity to submit questions via our website prior to the conference about sexuality, aging, and loneliness. Physical and emotional changes are to be expected as we grow older, but for the aging baby boomer generation, there have been huge societal changes as well in recent years. What defines healthy sex for seniors now that our attitudes and cultural values have changed? How can we accept and support healthy sex among seniors to promote quality of life? Dr. Ruth also raises a particular concern about loneliness among people as the art of conversation is replaced with technology.
FIRST BREAKOUT SESSIONS
12:45–1:45 p.m. (four options)
Jane Fleishman, Ph.D., M.Ed., Principal, Speaking Of, LLC
Let’s Get Physical: The Science of Sexuality and Aging (Part I)
Given the societal taboos about discussing sexuality, especially when it centers on older adults, this session will offer participants, including clinicians and direct care staff, a unique opportunity to apply current research and resources to their clinical and administrative practice with older adults. The presenter will discuss many of the
ethical and psychosocial issues surrounding sexuality and aging including the balance needed between (A) personal autonomy and safety, (B) consent and cognitive functioning, and (C) the wide range of sexual identities, gender identities, and sexual orientations of older adult sexuality. The focus of this highly-interactive session is on improving knowledge, skills, and attitudes around sexuality in participants work with an aging population.
Andrew M. Peterson, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Professor of Health Policy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Medical Cannabis – An Introduction
The basics of THC and CBD pharmacology will be discussed. A review of the federal and state laws governing medical cannabis and how patients and practitioners can access medical marijuana will be presented. The presentation will use the lens of the elderly patient’s knowledge and attitude toward cannabis to focus the discussion.
Cecilia M. Fox, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience Program, Moravian College
How Personalized Music Impacts Seniors with Dementia
The Music and Memory Program is a non-profit organization that uses personalized music to improve the quality of life of seniors who may be living with forms of dementia. Moravian College faculty and undergraduates developed a partnership with Phoebe Richland to establish a local Music and Memory Program. Through support from the Intergenerational Connections Grant of the Council of Independent Colleges, neuroscience majors collected data to assess both cognitive measures using the Mini-Mental State Examination and quality of life measures. This breakout session will discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing this type of project in senior care facilities across the Lehigh Valley while brainstorming ways to make it sustainable as the baby boomer generation approaches their later years of life.
Amy Gorely, Director of Community Relations, Carolina Meadows, Founder of Be Bold, Claim Old Campaign
Be Bold, Claim Old – Who Says Youth is Our Gold Standard?
Did you know that aging is culturally defined? Baby boomers, known for challenging norms, are the perfect group to redefine what it means to grow older. Examine how we became a youth-obsessed culture and debunk ageist myths. Learn how a mindful approach to aging can provide a lifetime of overall well-being. Reflect on your own individual views of aging, and as a group, share ideas for a more balanced, accurate, and positive narrative around growing older. The Be Bold, Claim Old movement is a provocative call to action and an invitation to empower all ages!
SECOND BREAKOUT SESSIONS
2:00–3:00 p.m. (four options)
Jane Fleishman, Ph.D., M.Ed., Principal, Speaking Of, LLC
Let’s Get Physical: Digging Deeper into Sexuality and Aging (Part II)
Given the importance of discussing sexuality, especially among older adults, this session will offer clinicians a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the issues discussed in Part I. The facilitator will offer case examples of challenges based on the material covered in Part I regarding consent, physical and cognitive impairment, development of organizational policies and procedures, cultural considerations, and other ethical dilemmas surrounding the topic of sexuality and aging. This highly-interactive session will focus on expanding clinicians’ and direct care staffs’ emergent concerns around sexuality in their work with an aging population. This session is designed as a continuation of Part I and will not repeat basic terminology or background, yet it will be open for those who are interested in an advanced session on the topic.
Andrew M. Peterson, Pharm.D., Ph.D., F.C.C.P., Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Professor of Health Policy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Medical Cannabis for the Health Professional
Presented by HNL Lab Medicine
The basics of THC and CBD pharmacology will be discussed in the context of the endocannabinoid system. Therapeutic uses and potential drug interactions and side effects will be reviewed. The legal and ethical issues for practitioners and patients will also be addressed.
Maureen ‘Moe’ Jerant, Teaching Artist, Endorsed Remo HealthRhythms Facilitator,
Lehigh Valley Drum Circle
Hey Boomer…Got Music?
Baby boomers are a generation defined by their music. From drum circles on the beach to sold out arena concerts, boomers created one-time communities to celebrate life. Join Large Flowerheads’ drummer, vocalist, and rhythm facilitator Maureen ‘Moe’ Jerant as we explore and discuss the possibilities for music activities in the boomer generation. This interactive session will create a unique, one-time community where participants will be introduced to the healing power of the drum.
Michaela Holmes, Director of Operations and Training, Transitional Wisdom Morning Star Holmes, Founder, Transitional Wisdom
Aging Well Is a Family Affair
This session offers practical training to help our relationships go the long haul as we age. In the 20th century, the average life expectancy increased by thirty years. To remain healthy during these advanced years, we focus on mental sharpness, physical fitness, and financial security. Yet, it is the quality of our relationships that is most significant for surviving and thriving. Age can be catalytic for emotional growth, strengthening bonds, and healing deep-seated trauma among family and friends. Focusing on the quality of our closest relationships creates opportunity for a richer life for every generation, whether caregiver, recipient of care, or somewhere in between.
THIRD BREAKOUT SESSIONS
3:15–4:15 p.m. (four options)
Bill Taverner, Executive Director, The Center for Sex Education
Still Doing It! Teaching Sex Ed for Older Adults
Some folks seem to think that sex education ends after “The Talk.” The reality is that our bodies, our relationships, and our attitudes about our sexuality continue to change throughout our lives, and deep into our later years. Our need to learn continues, too! Join us for a sex-ed encore where we will discuss the many dimensions of sexuality as we experience them later in life, including safer sex and online dating. This interactive workshop — ideal for educators, nurses, social workers, therapists, and other professionals and caregivers working with older adults — uses replicable materials from the teaching manual, Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter, co-authored by the presenter.
Sharon Matthew, L.P.C., A.C.R.P.S., C.C.S., C.S.A.T., C.M.A.T., Clinical Director of the Older Adult Program at Caron Treatment Centers
A Growing Dilemma: Substance Abuse on the Rise for Baby Boomers
Presented by Caron Treatment Centers
This session looks at the statistics of the fastest growing population in need of addressing substance abuse: the baby boomers. What is the boomer generation all about? What are their generational differences? Information will be provided on their drugs of choice as well as what fuels this population to abuse substances. Co-occurring issues which also contribute to the use of addictive substances will also be addressed. This session identifies
the signs and symptoms complicated by substance abuse and will include information on Addiction-Free Pain Management. This session also covers treating mental health with psychotropic drugs and the alternatives for providers, dual diagnoses in the memory care population, and ethical dilemmas. Case studies will be provided.
Tuesday Bartholomew, M.S.N., C.R.N.P., Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Services, St. Luke’s University Health Network
Keeping Aging Boomers Rocking and Not Rolling: Geriatric and Physical Therapy Viewpoints
Presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network
Baby boomers are a unique generation as they tend overall to be healthier and want to stay that way. A geriatric specialist understands the unique needs and challenges that come with being 65 and older. A comprehensive geriatric assessment helps seniors and caregivers improve life with tools, classes, programs, and support resources. Hear about fall potential and prevention, polypharmacy, visual impairment, hearing loss, depression, and memory loss. A key focus will be on falls: their severe impact on longevity, detecting gait and balance disturbances, and accurately prescribing exercises, balance, and ambulation training to the baby boomer population. Even those in good health can undergo an assessment and develop an exercise plan for maximizing strength, balance, and walking safety.
Deborah Strouse, LCSW, MSW, CAADC, Psychotherapist, St. Luke’s University Health Network
From the Stonewall Riot, through the AIDS epidemic, to the legalization of marriage for all LGBTQI+ boomers,these moments have been instrumental in creating societal acceptance for sexual and gender minorities. As they reach retirement age, what new challenges will they face? This presentation focuses on the physical and behavioral health disparities of aging LGBTQI+ individuals. Topics discussed will include internalized stigma and “coming out” over 50; how trauma (including past experiences of discrimination and prejudice) impacts mental health and health-related behaviors; access to healthcare, including long term care; and planning for end-of-life.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, is a world-renowned psychosexual therapist who pioneered speaking frankly about sexual matters on her radio program, Sexually Speaking, beginning in 1980. Her expertise about “sexual literacy” has been distributed in
television, books, newspapers, games, home video, computer software, her website, www.drruth.com, and Tweets as @AskDrRuth. The 91-year-old professor and subject of the recent documentary “Ask Dr. Ruth” has authored forty-four books and counting, including her first graphic novel, Roller Coaster Grandma, and other
recent publications: From You to Two, The Dr. Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life and Joie de Vivre and Dr. Ruth’s Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver. Born in Germany in 1928, Dr. Westheimer was sent to Switzerland at the age of ten to escape the Holocaust, which decimated her entire immediate family. At the age of seventeen she went to then-
Palestine where she joined the Haganah, the Israeli freedom fighters. She was trained to be a sniper and was seriously wounded in a bomb blast. Dr. Westheimer later moved to Paris to study at the Sorbonne and in 1956 went to the United States where she obtained her Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Sociology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School of Social Research and Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in the Interdisciplinary Study of the
Family from Columbia University Teacher’s College. Dr. Westheimer’s work for Planned Parenthood led her to study human sexuality under Dr. Helen Singer Kaplan at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, where she became an Adjunct Associate Professor. Subsequently she taught courses at Princeton and Yale, and is currently teaching at both Columbia’s Teachers College and Hunter College. She continues to lecture worldwide.
James A. Von Schilling, Ph.D., Professor of English & Humanities Coordinator, Northampton Community College
Jim Von Schilling, Ph.D., is theArea Chair for Baby Boomer Studies and Journalism and Media Culture for the Popular and American Culture Association. A speaker on various baby boomer topics, he also authored The Magic Window: American Television, 1939-1953, and the forthcoming book, Boom Times: Tales of the War Babies and Baby Boomers, 1942-70. He was the NCC Humanities Endowed Chair in 2014-18 for Special Events and Projects commemorating 50th anniversaries from 1964-68. He has degrees from Princeton University, New York University and a Ph.D. in American Culture from Bowling Green University. He’s taught at Bowling Green University and Rider University. Dr. Von Schilling notes his further credential as being a baby boomer himself.
Robert Torres, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging: Mr. Torres was appointed, by Governor Tom Wolf, to serve as Acting Secretary of Aging on January 5, 2019, after serving as Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth since October 11, 2017. He was confirmed as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging by the Pennsylvania Senate on June 4, 2019, becoming the first Latino to hold this position. Mr. Torres is focused on working to improve aging services and to promote independence, purpose and well-being in the lives of older adults through advocacy, service and protection. Mr. Torres is an attorney who holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University and a law degree from Widener University School of Law. He currently serves on the board of directors for the United Way of the Capital Region and the Harrisburg Latino Hispanic American Community Center.
Moderator: Michell Staska-Pier, RN, MBA, NHA, Vice President, Health Care Services, Phoebe Ministries: Michell Staska-Pier was appointed to the position of Vice President, Health Care Services for Phoebe Ministries in July of 2019. Michell has served in a steady progression of both clinical and operational leadership roles at Phoebe since her employment began in 2004. From January, 2004 to January, 2009, Michell was first employed as the Director of Nursing for the Allentown Campus. In January, 2009, she was promoted to the position of Executive Director for the Allentown Campus and led the campus operations for over eight years prior to her appointment as Regional Executive Director of Operations for Phoebe Ministries.
Carmen Bell, Director, Healthy Aging, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley: Carmen Bell envisions a Lehigh Valley that is safe, inclusive and respectful for people of all ages. An experienced and well-connected community organizer, Carmen works to ensure that vision becomes a reality for thousands of older adults in her role as Director of Healthy Aging for United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. As an influential member of the Lehigh Valley Alliance on Aging, Carmen has participated in the strategy formation of Age-Friendly Lehigh Valley, a new regional initiative that aims to improve inclusivity and accessibility for everyone, particularly older adults. Additionally, Carmen has been integral to the success of the Alliance on Aging Public Policy Committee. Prior to joining the team at United Way, Carmen worked with KidsPeace and most recently with LANTA where she gained a deep understanding for the needs of seniors in our community. Carmen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from City College of New York.
Lisa Hoffman, MBA, Executive Director, Pathstones: Lisa Hoffman has over 18 years of diverse experience in the not for profit senior services industry. At Pathstones by Phoebe, Lisa is responsible for the overall operations of the program. She oversees the development and implementation of comprehensive programs and service offerings to help members stay well and maintain their highest level of independence. Most recently, Lisa served as the Senior Director/Senior Vice President at LeadingAge PA. She held positions in finance and business offices and has assisted many residents and families in navigating the complex senior service payment system including the medical assistance application and approval process as well as coordination of benefits for Medicare coinsurance, Medicare Advantage and Long Term Care Insurance Plans.
Breakout Session Speakers
Tuesday Bartholomew, MSN, CRNP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner-Geriatric Services, St. Luke’s University Health Network: Tuesday Bartholomew evaluates the diagnoses and treatments for acute and chronic disease management related to older adults, as well as their safety concerns, at various acute, rehab and long-term settings in the Lehigh Valley area. She optimizes care and treatment plans by assessing that the patient’s baseline health status is in correlation with current medical issues and current medical guidelines.
Jane Fleishman, Ph.D., M.Ed., Principal, Speaking Of, LLC: Jane Fleishman is an AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) certified sexuality educator. She promotes the sexual well-being of older adults in senior living communities as an educator, writer, researcher, podcaster, and blogger. She believes that sexuality is a human right for seniors. Dr. Fleishman trains staff on sexuality and aging in assisted living communities, senior centers, gerontology, and hospice conferences. She works at the intersection of age, sex, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and class. Dr. Fleishman has more than 30 years’ experience in training and organizational development. Her blogs for www.AgeRight.org were named one of the Top Ten posts of 2018. Her TEDx Talk is entitled, “Is It OK for Grandma to Have Sex?”
Cecilia M. Fox, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience Program, Moravian College: Dr. Cecilia Fox’s teaching expertise is in neuroscience, human physiology, brain gender, and the neurobiology of aging. Her research interests focus on the protection of the nigrostriatal pathway in the rodent model of Parkinson’s disease. Through a recent grant from the Council of Independent Colleges her lab has also started examining the impact of personalized music on the cognition and quality of life measures in older adults living with dementia. Her work with her undergraduates on this music and memory research project was recently presented at the Society for Neuroscience Conference in Chicago. She is the President of the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Chapter.
Amy Gorely, Director of Community Relations / Founder of Be Bold, Claim Old Campaign: Amy Gorely is a passionate advocate and spokesperson in the age pride movement and works to dismantle ageism. To empower all to see the value, meaning and significance in every age, Amy launched a national awareness campaign Be Bold,
Claim Old. Amy is a part of the Executive Team at Carolina Meadows, the largest single site retirement community in North Carolina. Her work on ageism has been noted nationally, including The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Amy has a B.A., an M.P.A. and a Certificate in Gerontology all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her web site is www.beboldclaimold.com.
Michaela Holmes, M.S., Director of Operations and Training, Transitional Wisdom: Michaela Holmes joined Transitional Wisdom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the Director of Operations in 2018, bringing more than 10 years of experience in business development, management, employee training programs, organizational development, and leadership. Michaela is passionate about supporting people to live their best life. She holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon, and an M.S. in Organizational Change Management, with a certificate in Leadership and Change, from the New School for Public Engagement. She is a certified Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Morning Star Holmes, M.A., Founder, Transitional Wisdom, Philadelphia, PA: is a professional transitional life coach, family consultant, and author with more than 25 years’ experience working with individuals and families facing age-related decline or life threatening disease and life transitions. She holds a B.S. in Human Services from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in Applied Behavioral Science, with an emphasis on Consulting and Coaching, from Bastyr University in Seattle. She is also a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) trainer and consultant. Her books include Transitional Wisdom: A Guide to Healthy Aging & Completing Life with Dignity and the Transitional Wisdom Action Journal.
Maureen ‘Moe’ Jerant, Teaching Artist, Endorsed Remo HealthRhythms Facilitator, Lehigh Valley Drum Circle: Maureen ‘Moe’ Jerant is a drummer/ percussionist who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts/ Music from East Stroudsburg University. She is a teacher, arts collaborator, and organizer of the Great Djembe Jam. As a drum circle facilitator, Moe works with seniors at all stages of the aging process and offers Healing Rhythms, a support group for grief and loss which is sponsored by St. Luke’s Hospice.
Moe is also the founder of The Large Flowerheads, a Lehigh Valley based ’60s tribute band. The band strives to keep ’60s music alive and celebrate the spirit of the ’60s with new generations.
Sharon A. Matthew, LPC, ACRPS, CCS, CSAT, CMAT, Clinical Director of the Older Adult Program, Caron Treatment Centers: Sharon A Matthew, has worked at Caron for 23 years. She developed and has been the Director of the Older Adult Program since it opened in February The older adult program was developed to meet patients’ needs medically and cognitively, and treats patients between the ages of 55 and 90. The program gives patients quality and purpose of life and to once again have connection and a life worth living! Sharon developed and supervised the Women’s Extended Care program at Caron for 15 years, and developed and facilitated the Family Program. She is also a co-facilitator of the Chronic Pain group for adult patients which is designed to treat chronic-pain patients with non-addictive free pain management and relapse prevention.
Andrew Peterson, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Professor of Health Policy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia: Dr. Andrew Peterson is the Executive Director of the Substance Use Disorders Institute and John Wyeth Dean Emeritus at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Peterson has more than 30 years of research experience in medication adherence, health outcomes research, health and drug use policy, and substance use disorders. He is co-author of an authoritative text for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants entitled: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics: A Practical Approach. Dr. Peterson earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from Rutgers University, his Pharm.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Ph.D. in health policy at the University of the Sciences.
Deborah Strouse, LCSW, MSW, CAADC, Psychotherapist, St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Therapist: is a licensed clinical social worker, behavioral health therapist and a strong advocate for the people she has the privilege of working with. Her areas of specialty include sexuality and gender identity, LGBTQI+ behavioral health needs, substance abuse and addiction, process addictions, personality disorders, and end-of-life
preparation. She uses mindfulness-based strategies and other trauma-informed modalities to assist her clients achieve their goals. Deborah has taught a wide array of audiences including police, corrections officials, religious groups, behavioral health professionals, and students—about issues impacting the LGBTQI+ community.
Bill Taverner, M.A., C.S.E., is the Executive Director of The Center for Sex Education: Bill Taverner is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Sexuality Education. He is an author or editor of many sex ed teaching resources, including Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter, and has received a number of awards recognizing his national leadership in sexuality education. He is an AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) certified sexuality educator.
The Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) promotes improved quality of life and care for the aging and their families. The Institute is well-known for its innovative educational programs, cooperative ventures, and outreach activities.
Phoebe Ministries is able to provide this educational conference at a low cost thanks to the continued support of our sponsors and donors. Thank you.
SIX TOTAL HOURS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE DAY. Three credit hours are available for the morning, and three for the afternoon. Some CEUs require full-day attendance for full credit. Please visit the designated CEU tables during registration to receive your forms.
NURSING CEUs Phoebe has applied to the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing for six CEUs for the full day. If approved, they will be available for $10.
LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATOR CEUs Six CEUs are available from the Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) for the full day (this replaces NHA and PCHA credits). The fee is $10. All NHAs and PCHAs are required to register for an NAB Continuing Education Registry ID to receive continuing education hours from a National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) sponsor. To create and manage your account, visit: nabweb.com/manage-my-account
SOCIAL WORK CEUs* Six CEUs will be awarded for completion of the full-day course or three for the morning program. Bring a check payable to the National Association of Social Workers-PA (NASW-PA) the day of the event: $15 for NASW-PA members; $50 for non-members.
ACTIVITY PROFESSIONAL CEUs Six CEUs are available from the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) for the full day. The fee is $10.
PASTORAL CARE CEUs Six units are available at no cost for the full day.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE Phoebe Ministries offers a certificate of attendance at no cost.
* NASW-PA has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapists (Section 48.36), and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
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