Promoting Resilience in Older People
Developed and presented by Beate Steller - M.A.Ed., BSW (Hon), R.N.
Why are some people ageing with a great sense of freedom and others with a sense of despair? Is it just a matter of attitude?
Evidence suggests that emotional wellbeing generally increases with age unless the older person is experiencing some major health issue or disadvantage (Centre for Mental Health 2014). Depression and suicide rates for people over 80 are alarming with males over 80 having the highest suicide rate out of the total Australian population.
This workshop - based on a strength-based approach - will address these issues and provide opportunities to explore what makes older people resilient. Strategies will be identified and experienced that will promote a culture of resilience as you provide support for older people.
Learning objectives of this training:
Identify the impact of the ageing process.
Examine the constant challenges of living with change and loss.
Develop strategies of how to connect with older people who are withdrawing through their depression.
Explore what make an older person resilient to life’s challenges.
Discuss strategies which encourage and promote personal, familial interpersonal and societal resilience in older people.
Learn strategies that will allow your clients to recognise their strength and also know what they can and can’t change.
Workshop presenter, Beate Steller, will share her extensive knowledge, clinical experience and practical approaches and methods throughout the day including the Tech – Connect – Staying Meaningfully Connected in Aged Care program that she developed.
This workshop is suited to anyone working and/or interested in aged care, grief and loss.
Workshop Dates & Locations
North Sydney NSW POSTPONED (Date TBC)
Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Cost: Free for NALAG members. $150 for non-members (includes workshop equipment, morning tea and afternoon tea)
Phone: 02 6882 9222