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McDowell Senior Center

100 Spaulding Rd.,
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States

August 2020

Substance Use, Misuse and the Opioid Crisis

August 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd.,
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States
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Adults of any age can encounter problems with substances. This class details common substance use issues and tips for those caring for those individuals. RSVP: terry.spencer@vayahealth.com

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Commonly Misused Medications: Understanding Medication Side Effects on the Aging Brain

August 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd.,
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States
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Did you know that misuse of medications is a growing problem in older adults?  This training identifies commonly misused medications, discusses the physiological differences related to aging, and treatments and interventions. Attending this course can shed light on the various contributors to this growing problem. We also discuss the possibilities of how we can help as individuals and as a society. RSVP: terry.spencer@vayahealth.com

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September 2020

PTSD: Invisible Scars

September 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd.,
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States
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This presentation explores relevant information pertinent to traumatic events and experiences. Through classroom conversation and exercises, participants learn ways to support individuals who may have experienced a traumatic event; which may lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Resiliency methods will be employed as methods to treat and heal the invisible scars. RSVP: terry.spencer@vayahealth.com

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Suicide Indicators, Response, and Prevention

September 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd.,
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States
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This course focuses on the indicators and risk factors of suicide in older adults as related to current statistical data. In addition, this course explains methods of suicide response and keys to prevention. RSVP: terry.spencer@vayahealth.com

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October 2020

Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Can this be real?

October 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd.,
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States
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A curriculum designed to view schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders from the perspective of the individual experiencing the disorder.   The use of discussion and scenarios allows participants to learn interventions and strategies that provide supportive care to promote healthy outcomes. RSVP: terry.spencer@vayahealth.com

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The Many Faces of Antipsychotic Medications

October 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd.,
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States
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As we age, the use of antipsychotic medications may become a challenge in itself. As you attend this class you will learn the importance of decreasing the use of antipsychotics (especially in dementia) and focus on other possible techniques to manage psychosis. As always, we include the action, use and side effects of this classification of medication. RSVP: terry.spencer@vayahealth.com

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November 2020

A Rainbow of Mental Health: An Introduction

November 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd.,
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States
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An introductory course designed to support an understanding of the most commonly diagnosed mental health related conditions in the aged population. This curriculum takes a person-centered approach to understanding classifications and care delivery. RSVP: terry.spencer@vayahealth.com

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Person (RE)ality: Why is Mine Different?

November 4 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd.,
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States
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The reality of personality disorders is that they involve long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are unhealthy and inflexible and, though similar, no two ever look exactly the same.  This course defines personality disorder, explores different types and examines challenges associated with providing care for individuals who are diagnosed with one. RSVP: terry.spencer@vayahealth.com

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December 2020

Neurocognitive Disorders: Living with Dementia

December 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd.,
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States
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Commonly referred to as dementia, neurocognitive disorders can affect the way people perceive and engage with the world around them. This course looks at various classifications of neurocognitive disorders (NCDs), Delirium and common changes associated with each type. Tips for care giving are provided. RSVP: terry.spencer@vayahealth.com

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It’s a Brain Thing: The Study of Dementia Medications

December 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd.,
Marion, North Carolina 28752 United States
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Dementia can be a frightening journey for the caregiver as well as the care recipient. Research continues to reveal more about this disease and the treatments that may help. This class will update the attendee on how medications can help, as well as it’s frustrating limitations. RSVP: terry.spencer@vayahealth.com

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