Upcoming Aging with Gusto CEU Workshop
Friday, May 17, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wilder Community Center for Aging
650 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, 55104
Registration closes May 10
$89 – early registration through April 30
$109 – registration after April 30
Biases and Misconceptions About Aging Hurt Us All
How we think about aging has an impact on quality of life, health, and even longevity. One study indicates that people with positive self-perceptions as they age live seven and a half years longer on average (Levy et al., 2002).
Biases, misconceptions and stereotypes about older adults often operate below conscious awareness. But whether we are aware of our prejudices or not, they hurt us all.
Professionals who work with older adults and their families have a significant impact on people’s views about aging. Have you deeply examined your own views? This Aging with Gusto CEU workshop offered by Vital Aging Network is designed for health professionals, social workers, educators, and others.
Learning Outcomes for the Workshop
- Surface their personal beliefs and feelings about aging and examine what has influenced their views.
- Learn about the detrimental effects of ageism and ways to change misconceptions, biases, and prejudices about aging.
- Develop strategies for incorporating positive perceptions of aging into their professional work and create a personal action plan for doing so.
Vital Aging Network is a CE Provider authorized by the Minnesota Board on Social Work. Certificates of completion for 6 CEUs are provided to attendees.