Call for Manuscripts from the Aging Special Issues Editor for Best Practices for Mental Health!

The editor for the journal Best Practices for Mental Health is requesting manuscripts on intervention studies or reviews with a focus on aging. The deadline is June 30.

To view the Journal's website, click here.

To view the submission guidelines, click here.

Registration is Open for the How Person-Centered Care Transforms Working with Persons Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Webcast

LIVE Webcast
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
12:00- 1:30 p.m.

Provided by The Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC). This 90 minute presentation is recommended for healthcare professionals and caregivers who provide services to older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Registrants can access this live webcast from any computer with an Internet connection.

Presenter: Betty Shiels, PhD-C, LCSW
Institutional Director, Ohio Valley Appalachia Region GEC
Director, Kentucky Emergency Preparedness for Aging & Long Term Care Program,
Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Description: Person-centered care challenges our perception of and relationship with persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). This webinar can transform how providers, family members and caregivers experience the person with ADRD. Person-centered care can serve to increase cooperation from persons with ADRD and lessen provider stress.

Fees:Standard Registration (without continuing education credit): FREE
CEU Registration (includes 1.5 hour CEU credit): $10


Training participants can earn up to 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in the following disciplines: Nursing, Nursing Home Administration, Psychology, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Dietetics and Nutrition, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. CEUs will be provided to participants with a Florida professional license. Participants from other states must follow up with their state professional board. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

For additional information or if you have any questions contact MAGEC at (305) 355-9123 or at

NGNA Represented at CGNA

NGNA was well represented during the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) 18th Biennial Conference, May 27-30 in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

NGNA member Linda Hassler, RN, MS, GCNS-BC, FNGNA, greeted attendees during the Welcome Ceremony on behalf of NGNA and she also presented a Concurrent Session titled "Development of a Nurse Residency Program for Long Term Care New Nurses in NJ."

To read Linda Hassler's report on the event, click here.

To view photos from the event, click here.

An Accelerated Review Symposium for the ANCC Generalist Gerontological Nursing Certification Exam

Course Description: This two-day symposium will focus on selected geriatric health issues and provide registered nurses with classroom instruction and advanced practice Gerontological nursing expertise to prepare them to study for and take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) generalist Gerontological Nurse Certification exam. Strategies to enhance test-taking skills will be emphasized.

Target Audience: Registered Nurses who care for older adults. LPNs are welcome to enroll; however they are not eligible to take the ANCC Gerontological Nurse exam.

Date: August 26 AND August 27, 2015 (In order to receive CEUs, attendance is required both days.)

Time: 8am - 4:30pm (lunch on your own)

Location: Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Auditorium, 8303 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68114

To view the event flyer, click here.

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.