Shepherd Department of Social Work presents Aging Well Workshop on May 20

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—The Shepherd University Department of Social Work and the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services will present the Third Annual Aging Well Workshop, Life’s Heroic Journey: Care of Self/Caring for Others, on Friday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center.

Workshop keynote speaker will be Robin Straight, the West Virginia representative to the National Family Caregivers Association and the founder and president of Embracing Family Caregivers. She speaks across the state on aging well, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.

Presenters at the workshop will include Rhonda Jackson, a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in community mental health and private practice; Dr. Anne Murtaugh, a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in children, adolescents, and families; Christa Mastrangelo Joyce, an RYT-200 trained yoga teacher; and Rashid Revicki, an award-winning musician, poet, artist, and educator. Group moderators and recorders will include Ryan Bird, a case manager with Berkeley Senior Services; Donna Cobean, a medical social worker at the VA Hospital in Martinsburg; Dr. Geri Crawley-Woods, professor of social work at Shepherd University; Karen Green, associate professor of social work at Shepherd University; Amy Hampton, coordinator of the Region III PRIDE program; Dr. Doug Horner, professor and director of social work at Shepherd University; Susannah C. Lynch, a clinical social worker; Kathy McIntrye, program manager for BSS Adult Day services; and Glenda E. McNeill, former program director and associate professor emerita of Hood College, Frederick, Maryland.

The workshop is open to the public, but officially offers six continuing education credits for social workers (Category I) and members of allied helping professions, including LPCs. For members of the community the workshop cost is $10. For those registering for CEU credits, the workshop cost is $30. There is no registration fee for employees of agencies associated with the Bureau of Senior Citizens. Lunch is not included in the registration costs but an hour and 15 minutes is provided for a lunch break.

To register, visit http://www.shepherd.edu/swweb/. For more information contact Dr. Geri Crawley-Woods at 304-876-5337. Registration deadline is May 13.