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Seminar series on aging

elderly couple walking with arms around one anotherOn Mondays for the upcoming weeks the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, College of Social Work, and the W.D. Goodwill Initiatives in Aging and University of Utah Center on Aging are sponsoring a series of  seminars on the topic of aging. They will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in HSEB 2120, and are free and open to the public. Topics and presenters in the coming weeks include:

  • January 30: “Emerging Models of Care: Saving Money and Improving Quality” with Fran Wilby, L.C.S.W., Ph.D. and Marilyn Luptak, M.S.W., Ph.D. from the College of Social Work; and Cherie Brunker, M.D., Geriatrics department, from the School of Medicine.
  • February 6: ” Using Imaging Biomarkers to Understand Aging and Dementia” with Richard D. King, MD, Ph.D., Director, Alzheimer’s Image Analysis Laboratory, Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research and Assistant Professor of Neurology.
  • February 13: “Navigating Your Rights: The Utah Legal Guide for Those 55 and Over” with Jilenne Gunther, M.S.W., J.D. Legal Services Developer State of Utah Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services.
  • February 27: “No Magic Helicopter” (published book), The Story of Carol Masheter (SilverFox) and Climbing Mt. Everest at Age 61 — A Special Slide Presentation.
  • March 19: “Changing Long-Term Care – A Culture Change” with Diedra Kearny, Director of Community Education at Dignity Home Health & Hospice and President of the Utah Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition.

For more information contact:
Scott Wright, Ph.D. – scott.wright@hsc.utah.edu – (801)-585-9542
Fran Wilby, L.C.S.W., Ph.D. – frances.wilby@socwk.utah.edu – (801)-585-9276

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