“Aging Well: Research and Services” Research Colloquia on April 8

All are invited to attend the research colloquia, Aging Well: Research and Services, at 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, April 8, 2016, in room #115 of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center at 11402 Bellflower Road on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. There will be a reception following this free event.

Two CEUs are available ($10 alumni; $25 non-alumni).

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Sponsored by the Mandel School’s Office of Research Administration and the Doctoral Program, this year’s Research & Training Colloquia are part of the Centennial Speaker Series and are “Featuring Our Own,” spotlighting speakers from the school’s doctoral and master’s alumni.

For this colloquia on April 8, the topics and speakers are:

“Aging Successfully with HIV” presented by Charles A. Emlet, PhD 1998, LCSW, ACSW, who is Professor of Social Work at the University of Washington, Tacoma; Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Washington School of Social Work; and affiliate faculty with the UW Center for AIDS Research. He received his MSW from California State University, Fresno, and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the Mandel School. In his presentation, he will address the National Institutes of Health, HIV and Aging Working Group has set the study of successful aging with HIV as a research priority. This presentation will present the results of a qualitative study with older adults, many long term survivors, who self-identified as aging well with HIV disease.

“Making Cleveland an Age-Friendly City” presented by Mary McNamara, MSSA 2003, LISW-S, who is an MSSA graduate of the Mandel School with a concentration in Aging. She currently is an administrative manager with the City of Cleveland Department of Aging. Prior to this position she worked as a Program Director at Fairhill Partners, a multi-tenant campus dedicated to successful aging. An Age-Friendly City is a place that enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities. This presentation will discuss eight interconnected domains of urban life. The results of the Age Friendly Cleveland assessment as well as current services available to older adults and future planning will also be highlighted.

Mandel School students receive two professional development hours for attending (online students who watch via livestream can receive 2 PD hours by submitting a brief summary to their field adviser). On-campus students can also visit with the speakers at 1:00 p.m. prior the colloquia for “Advice From Mandel School Alumni,” an informal session in the Mandel Center Lounge.

This event will be live streamed. If you’d like to attend via live stream, click the remote access option when registering and you will be provided a link as the date approaches. No CEUs are available for people who attend via live stream.