Gerontology conference planned March 21 at UMass Dartmouth

Elders at Risk: Strategies for Successful Interventions," will be the theme of a UMass Dartmouth conference on Thursday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center, Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, and Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, will be conducted in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building, room 153. Parking is in lot 8/9.

March 12, 2002 

Elders at Risk: Strategies for Successful Interventions, will be the theme of a UMass Dartmouth conference on Thursday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center, Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, and Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, will be conducted in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building, room 153. Parking is in lot 8/9.

Keynote speaker will be Charles S. Wasserman, M.D., chief of psychiatry at Youville Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Cambridge and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Among the topics to be covered are Suicide Among the Elderly, Guardianship, and Community Resources for Elders at Risk.

The conference’s focus includes the medical, social, and economic needs of older adults at risk of physical harm resulting from depression, severe anxiety, obsessive/compulsive disorder, substance abuse, or a psychotic condition.

Advanced registration is required. Contact Laura Campbell at (508) 999-8843 or gerontology@umassd.edu for more information.


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