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Mental Health Month Resources for Older Adults

Excessive anxiety that causes distress or that interferes with daily activities is not a normal part of aging, and can lead to a variety of health problems and decreased functioning in everyday life.

Please see the PDF Fact Sheet on Older Adults from the Mental Health America and National Council on Aging.

A Tool Kit can be downloaded from the Mental Health America web site. mentalhealthamerica.net/may.
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NGNA Membership Brochure

Download the new NGNA Membership brochure, and learn the benefits of membership in NGNA.

Click here to download
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Online Education Opportunities

Click here to access upcoming opportunities for online continuing education!
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NGNA Releases National Standards Recommended to Prepare Nurses to Care for Older Adults

The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) is pleased to announce recommendations for improving educational preparation of registered nurses to care for older adults.

NGNA’s Advanced Practice Nursing Special Interest Group developed a position statement in response to the growing numbers of older adults, estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau to reach 20% of the total population by the year 2030.

“With less than 1% of the nation’s registered nurses certified in gerontological nursing, the need for strengthening the current and future nursing workforce to deliver excellent care to older adults is imperative,” says NGNA President Mary Rita Hurley, MPA, RN, FNGNA.

To read the entire Position Statement, click here.
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NGNA Members' Article Published

NGNA President-Elect Joanne Alderman, MSN, RN, BC, APRN, FNGNA and former Vice-President Nanci McLeskey, MCG, MDiv, RN-BC, FNGNA recently had their article, titled Why Be a Gerontological Nurse?, published in the National Student Nurses' Association's professional magazine, Imprint.

The article discusses the topic "Why work with older adults," potential career opportunities for nursing students and other important questions potential geriatric nurses may have but do not know who to ask.

To read the article, click here.