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Archive for Sunday, July 29, 2001

Washburn to play host to conference on Aging

July 29, 2001

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— The Sunflower Summer Conference on Aging will be held Aug. 7-9 in the Henderson Learning Resources Center at Washburn University.

The conference will provide a series of full-day and half-day continuing education workshops on a variety of topics related to aging and long-term care. Featured speakers include Naomi Feil, "Breaking Through Dementia," and Ron Willis, "Sensitive Communication in Health Care."

Feil is widely acclaimed as the developer of the "validation approach" to working with severely confused persons. She will provide a special full-day workshop Aug. 7. The workshop is sponsored by Presbyterian Manors of Mid America.

Willis is widely known for his presentations aimed at improving communication and relationships in the workplace. He will deliver a full-day presentation Aug. 9. His visit is sponsored by Atria Hearthstone Assisted Living.

In addition, 24 separate 3-hour workshops will be provided on a variety of topics of interest to staff at all levels in nursing homes, assisted living and residential care facilities. All workshops are approved for continuing education credits. Costs are $60 for the Feil and Willis presentations and $30 for each of the 3-hour workshops. After Aug. 1, a $10 late fee will be charged.

For more information, or to receive a brochure, call (785) 231-1010, Ext. 1399.

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