Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan


         

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Meetings and Events

Upcoming events

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Landings Genesee Valley
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    GSWSM of

    Genesee County

    Recreational Therapy and therapeutic activities for seniors

     Date:  Thursday, Sept 19th, 2019

    Time: 7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

    Location:

    The Landings Genesee Valley
    4444 W. Court Street, Bldg 1
    Flint, MI 48532

    RVSP to 810-720-5184

    Qualified attendees are eligible for 1.0 CEU.
    *Membership in GSWSM is $30 per year. Registering is easy: www.GSWSM.org
    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • St. Mary Mercy Hospital
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    GSWSM of

    Wayne County 

    Interfaith Approaches to Promoting Health and Fostering Hope

     

    Presenter:  Ruth Kaleniecki, MA, LMSW, CEO Interfaith Health & Hope Coalition

    Date:   Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Time:

    8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Coffee and Continental Breakfast will be served.

    ~ Elections will be held for these positions: Program Chair, Secretary, Treasurer Liaison ~

    Please register for event at www.gswsm.org

    Free to Paid GSWSM Members; Guest Fee $10.00

    Location:

    St. Mary Mercy Hospital

    36475 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154

    South Auditorium – use Elevator D

    (Important Note: The Hospital requests that you please park in the North Lot – 5 Mile side)

    The Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Qualified attendees are eligible for 1 CEU.

    Please register for event at www.gswsm.org

    Free to Paid GSWSM Members; Guest Fee $10.00



    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Brecon Village
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    GSWSM of

    Washtenaw County 

    Sexuality & Aging

    Presenter:  Erin Martinez

    Date:   Tuesday, October 15th, 2019


    Time:

    8:00-8:15am breakfast
    8:15-9:15am CEU presentation
    9:15am-Networking

    Location:

    Brecon Village
    200 Brecon Drive
    Saline

    Geriatric Social Workers of Southeastern Michigan Washtenaw County Chapter

    (GSWSM) are proud to host a series of CEU's and networking opportunities. 

    Social Workers and anyone in the field of geriatrics are welcome to attend. The annual individual membership fee is $30.00 -- $10.00 at the door to attend class. Pre-registration is recommended.

    Breakfast will be served at each class!

    (1) Social Worker CEU credit offered.

    Please Register at: http://gswsm.org

    For additional questions, please contact Cathy Mitchell at 313-600-6175


    • 17 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Heartland Sterling Heights
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    GSWSM of

    Macomb County 


    Funeral Director Unplugged: An Open Casket Discussion

    PRESENTED BY:

      Jonathon G. O’Hara, Funeral Director, BA, AS


    An unplugged discussion focusing on the funeral profession and the inner workings of death care and the funeral profession. This workshop will further explore how the funeral professionals are very closely connected to the healthcare community in many ways. Our real/unedited approach exploring death and its inner workings will leave you and your colleagues better prepared to help families make death care decisions in the time of need or crisis.

    "The Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.  Approved Provider Number: MICEC0071.

    Qualified attendees are eligible for 1.0 CEU.

    Location – Date - Time

    Heartland Sterling Heights
    38200 Schoenherr Rd
    Sterling Heights, MI 48312


    Thursday, October 17th, 2019

    8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration & Networking

    8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Introductions and membership information

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Presentation

    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Evaluations, Sign-out & Networking

     Seating is limited; please register online at www.gswsm.org

    Guest Fee $10.00/Members Free

    We will be having Elections for Board Members at this meeting. The following positions are open. Co-Chair – Needs to be a licensed Social Worker and Membership. Please contact  Karen Adair at kadair@adairce.com if you are interested in being on the ballot.

    “Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan is dedicated to promoting the specialized field of Geriatric Social Work through the provision of professional development and educational programming.  We believe in supporting geriatric social workers through networking and in upholding the NASW Code of Ethics.”

    • 07 Nov 2019
    • 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    • Magnolia by the Lakes
    • 28
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    GSWSM of

    Oakland County 

    Let’s Talk Ethics!: Marijuana and Pain Management

    Presenter:  Rhonna Nelson, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, PC

    Date:  Nov 7th, 2019

     

    Time: 8:15—8:30 Registration and Sign in

    8:30 - 8:45 Networking and Breakfast

    8:45 - 9:00 Introduction of Members, Host and Speaker

    9:00—10:00  Presentation

    10:15 Tours following presentation

    Location:

    Magnolia by the Lakes

    1699 Cass Lake Rd.

    Keego Harbor, MI 48320

    1 CEU will be provided. Please bring your license number.

    Please respond on the website since the facility cannot 

    Free to members and $10 for guests

Past events

01 Aug 2019 Facing Death: The Facts Won’t Kill You! - Myths & Misconceptions
18 Jul 2019 Advance Care Planning: Removing the Barrier!
16 Jul 2019 Demystifying APS
11 Jul 2019 Making Difficult Decisions: When Siblings Disagree
20 Jun 2019 LGBT Older Adults: A Step Forward in Understanding
21 May 2019 Elder Law Issues
02 May 2019 Recognizing and Preventing Financial Exploitation of Seniors
25 Apr 2019 Food or Foe: The Importance of Whole Food Nutrition
11 Apr 2019 Beyond VA Aid & Attendance, Other VA Benefits for Elderly Veterans
21 Mar 2019 Chaos to Calm: Are there any positives or will I die trying to find out
19 Mar 2019 Support LGBT Older Adults
07 Feb 2019 LGBT Older Adults: A Step Forward in Understanding
17 Jan 2019 Facing DEATH: the FACTS won't KILL you! - myths and Misconceptions
17 Jan 2019 Mental Health and Sexuality Concerns with the Elderly
15 Jan 2019 Substance Use in Older Adults
10 Jan 2019 Is Ketamine Getting on Your Nerves?
13 Dec 2018 The Difference between Hospice and Palliative Care
01 Nov 2018 Violence in the Workplace
18 Oct 2018 Caregiving Survival
18 Oct 2018 An Introduction to Art Therapy (a basic overview of the field of art therapy, including a hands-on art experiential focused on self-care.
16 Oct 2018 Senior Bullying
11 Oct 2018 Empathy
16 Aug 2018 Pain Management with the Elderly (1.0 Pain CECH)
09 Aug 2018 Culturally Competent Care: A Cornerstone of Caring
02 Aug 2018 Internet Addiction
17 Jul 2018 Capacity, Decision-making & Self Determination
12 Jul 2018 Stress and Older Adults
19 Jun 2018 Opioids – Updates and things you need to know about the new laws
17 May 2018 Veterans Benefits and Who Qualifies
03 May 2018 Updates to NASW Code of Ethics: Effective January 1, 2018
19 Apr 2018 THE LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN YOUR FACILITY.
17 Apr 2018 Navigating Medicaid/VA Benefits
12 Apr 2018 Essential Oils in Assisted Living and Memory Care
15 Mar 2018 TBD
01 Feb 2018 Understanding the Funeral Process
18 Jan 2018 Drug and Alcohol Problems in the Aging Population
18 Jan 2018 Medical Model of Care through Genesys PACE
16 Jan 2018 Mindfulness for Professionals
11 Jan 2018 Crimes​ ​Against​ ​the​ ​Elderly
14 Dec 2017 A Victim-Centered Approach to Human Trafficking
02 Nov 2017 Michigan Guardianship 101
25 Oct 2017 Creating a Lifeline & Suicide in the Elderly
19 Oct 2017 "Mediation - Who Should Use It? Why it Works?
17 Oct 2017 Psychotropic Use in Older Adults
12 Oct 2017 Medicare​ ​and​ ​Medicaid​ ​Secrets​ ​that​ ​get​ ​your​ ​clients back​ ​Home
17 Aug 2017 Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program" presented by VAAA (Valley Area Agency on Aging) representative
03 Aug 2017 Success After Financial Exploitation (SAFE)
20 Jul 2017 PREVNT Preventing Elder & Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation
18 Jul 2017 Clutter & Chaos: An Introduction to hoarding and older adults
13 Jul 2017 Working with Elderly on Grief and Loss Objectives
18 May 2017 The Power of Adjuvants-a general lecture on pain and medication
04 May 2017 Aging and Addiction: Why should we assess Older Adults for Addiction?
18 Apr 2017 Ethical Considerations for Advanced Care Planning
13 Apr 2017 Human Trafficking
12 Apr 2017 Human Trafficking
16 Mar 2017 Social Workers Stand Up: Be Empowered
02 Feb 2017 Human Trafficking 101
20 Jan 2017 Sexuality and Aging
19 Jan 2017 Do you know what SAGE stands for?
19 Jan 2017 Mind, Body & Spirit through Genesys PACE
12 Jan 2017 Life Care Planning: A Comprehensive Approach to Elder Law
15 Dec 2016 The Science of Hope - Progress Towards a World Without Alzheimer's
03 Nov 2016 Tips, Tricks and Tools to help Navigate Health and Aging Issues
21 Oct 2016 Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Working with Anxiety and Depression
20 Oct 2016 Is Ketamine Getting on Your Nerves
20 Oct 2016 Sexuality and the Older Adult in Care Facilities
13 Oct 2016 Nutrition for Older Adults
18 Aug 2016 Advanced Care Planning and completing an Advance Directive
04 Aug 2016 Don’t Let Your Stress Manage You
21 Jul 2016 Understanding Hoarding Behaviors in Utilizing Harm Reduction Strategies
15 Jul 2016 Balancing Risk & Autonomy: Ethical Dilemmas for Social Workers
14 Jul 2016 It's Like Talking to a Brick Wall
19 May 2016 Is Ketamine Getting on Your Nerves?
05 May 2016 Cognitive Wellness Program: Maintaining Brain Health
22 Apr 2016 Validation Therapy
21 Apr 2016 It's like talking to a brick wall
14 Apr 2016 MI Health Link Presentation
17 Mar 2016 Celebrating Social Work month & MEDICAID BASICS AND TIPS
04 Feb 2016 The Science of Hope; Progress toward a World without Alzheimer’s Disease
21 Jan 2016 The Evolving World of Pain Management
21 Jan 2016 The Role of the Social Worker in Care Coordination
07 Jan 2016 Identity Theft
17 Dec 2015 Proactive Caregiving
05 Nov 2015 Older Adults and Nutrition
22 Oct 2015 Professional Boundaries: An Ethical Imperative
15 Oct 2015 CANCELLED : Pain Management in an Adversarial Environment
08 Oct 2015 Addressing Unique Sexual Health Considerations for the Older Adult Population
20 Aug 2015 Dementia Recovery Part 4
06 Aug 2015 Preventing Suicide in Older adults
16 Jul 2015 Ethics and the Older Adult
09 Jul 2015 Mental Health Services in the Senior Client
07 May 2015 Motivational Interviewing With Older Adults
16 Apr 2015 “ELDER DEPRESSION & SUICIDE: What’s Going On?
09 Apr 2015 Emergency Rooms and Dementia Patient
05 Feb 2015 Legal Update Regarding Medicare and Medicaid Benefits
15 Jan 2015 Working Out Interpersonal Conflicts Among Older Adults
08 Jan 2015 LIFE IS A ZOO
04 Dec 2014 De-stressing for the Holidays
06 Nov 2014 MEDICATION INTERACTIONS IN OLDER ADULTS.
23 Oct 2014 Dementia Recovery Part 3
16 Oct 2014 Geriatric Pain Management
09 Oct 2014 Let’s All Try To Get Along: Working Out Interpersonal Conflicts Among Older Adults
14 Aug 2014 What is Palliative Care as Opposed to Hospice Care?
07 Aug 2014 Ethics and End of Life Challenges
10 Jul 2014 Inspiring Patient Engagement in the Health care Experience
10 Jul 2014 TBD
19 Jun 2014 Communication: Fright, Fight or Freeze by Kathryn Bartz
13 May 2014 Communication - Fight? Flight? Or Freeze?
01 May 2014 Pain management
10 Apr 2014 What is the PACE program?
13 Mar 2014 Identifying and Reporting Human Trafficking, It’s Everyone’s Responsibility
06 Feb 2014 Substance Abuse and Older Adults
14 Jan 2014 Guardianships, Reviews, Conservatorships and their roles
07 Nov 2013 Dementia with Agitation: What you need to know
07 Nov 2013 Elections
10 Oct 2013 Leadership: Who Would You Follow Into Battle??
01 Aug 2013 The Affordable Care Act
11 Jul 2013 Hospice and Palliative Care
02 May 2013 Overview of Parkinson’s Disease
11 Apr 2013 Is Laughter the best Medicine
07 Feb 2013 The Big Hurt: Total Pain and the Therapeutic Role of Social Work
10 Jan 2013 Elder Law Bootcamp for Social Workers
13 Nov 2012 Healthy Relationships, Healthy Boundaries
08 Nov 2012 Educating Professionals on how to Address the Needs of the Aging LGBT Community
11 Oct 2012 Impact of ethics in caregiving for an Alzheimer’s patient
13 Sep 2012 Strategies for Treating Memory Loss
02 Aug 2012 Medication Interactions in Older Adults: What you need to know
12 Jul 2012 Intergrated Care & Dual Eligibles for Medicare & Medicaid
12 Jul 2012 TBD
10 Jul 2012 Overview of Parkinson’s Disease
10 May 2012 The Dementia Caregivers Toolbox
03 May 2012 MI STA*AR-State Action of Avoidable Rehospitalizations
24 Apr 2012 When Words are Not Enough
12 Apr 2012 Who would you follow into battle?
13 Mar 2012 Social Workers Help People Get Back On Track
02 Feb 2012 Mental Health 101: The Basics
12 Jan 2012 Wellness Superhero’s
03 Nov 2011 Elder Abuse – What You Need To Know
13 Oct 2011 Life after CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident) AKA Stroke
12 Oct 2011 CopingWith Guilt: Helping Families Face Change
04 Aug 2011 Strategies to Treat Memory Loss
14 Jul 2011 Medicare Hospice Benefits
05 May 2011 Clutter and Chaos: An Introduction to Chronic Disorganization & Hoarding
23 Mar 2011 Elder Abuse and the Depedent Adult
03 Feb 2011 Compassion Fatigue
13 Jan 2011 Living with Bipolar Disorder
08 Dec 2010 Keep Your Caseload Information in Check
04 Nov 2010 Pain in the Elderly: Myths, Facts and Barriers
22 Sep 2010 Sandwich Generation: A Generation caught between two others
05 Aug 2010 Understanding Alzheimer’s and When Hospice Can Help
08 Jul 2010 Communicating End of Life Issues
23 Jun 2010 Intimacy, Sexuality and Dementia
06 May 2010 Living with Bipolar Disorder
23 Apr 2010 Intimacy, Sexuality and Dignity with the Dementia Client.
24 Mar 2010 Livingston/Washtenaw County - Understanding Veterans Benefits
04 Feb 2010 GSWSM Oakland Winter Meeting
15 Jan 2010 First Genesee Chapter of the Geriatric Social Workers
09 Dec 2009 Livingston/Washtenaw County - Dementia and the Effects of Medications Used
05 Nov 2009 GSWSM Oakland County - Communicating with Difficult Families
08 Oct 2009 GSWSM Wayne County Meeting October 8th - TBD
06 Aug 2009 GSWSM Oakland County - Providing Culturally Competent Care to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender
09 Jul 2009 Wayne County - Applying for and Obtaining Disability Benefits as well as Medicare
05 Feb 2009 Intimacy, Sexuality and Dementia
07 Aug 2008 Geriatric Mental Health Assessment: Tools, Techniques & Process
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