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NWI ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Fighting Ageism to Promote Wellness

Individual wellness and perceptions about aging are inextricably linked. As the number of Americans over the age of 65 continues to increase, our society has an opportunity to re-frame the way we think about aging. Research indicates that perceptions about aging can influence longevity and quality of life. We’re all growing older. So improving perceptions about aging and elders has the potential to improve both the lives of those with whom we work, and our own.

8/18/2016
When: Original Air Date: August 18, 2016
Available on-demand for NWI members
Where: United States
Presenter: Kirsten M. Jacobs, MSW, LMSW
Contact: National Wellness Institute
715-342-2969

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Fighting Ageism to Promote Wellness

Original Air Date: August 18, 2016
Presenter: Kirsten M. Jacobs, MSW, LMSW
Associate Director, Dementia and Wellness Education, LeadingAge

 

 

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Webinar Description

Individual wellness and perceptions about aging are inextricably linked. As the number of Americans over the age of 65 continues to increase, our society has an opportunity to re-frame the way we think about aging. Research indicates that perceptions about aging can influence longevity and quality of life. We’re all growing older. So improving perceptions about aging and elders has the potential to improve both the lives of those with whom we work, and our own.

Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • explore current research on ageism and how people think about aging in our country.

  • consider how language influences beliefs and perceptions about aging.

  • review concrete ways wellness professionals can reframe the way we think about aging.

About Kirsten M. Jacobs, MSW, LMSW

Kirsten began working in aging services more than fourteen years ago. She credits her four amazing grandparents for her passion for the field. Her undergraduate thesis project, which was dedicated to sharing art with older adults, set the stage for an ongoing interest in holistic wellbeing. Kirsten has held various positions in senior living and long-term care management. Currently, she serves on the education team at LeadingAge, a national aging services organization. Kirsten earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in the field of Arts Administration with a minor in Studio Art from Scripps College (Claremont, CA), and a Master of Social Work (MSW) and gerontology certificate from Portland State University (Portland, OR).



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