The Friendship Center for Aging Studies was pleased to host its first course on April 5, 2016. The course, entitled, Cross Train Your Brain, was taught by Dr. Kevin O’Neil, and focused on the prevention of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Dr. O’Neil, who is the Chief Medical Officer for Brookdale Senior Living and a Clinical Professor in the School of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida, gave a lively presentation explaining numerous ways to care for and train the brain. The class, which was well attended by both those seeking continuing education and those just wanting information on the topic of brain fitness, was received with raving reviews.
The next class to be held by FCAS will take place on June 10 and 17 and is entitled Grief and Loss Issues: A Biophysical Perspective in Older Adults. This course will be taught by Beverly L Mustaine, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS, an Associate Professor at the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University in Sarasota, FL. This course will provide 14 CEU credits and is approved for the following Licensed Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor and Certified Master Social Worker. It should also be appealing to funeral directors, clergy and others in the medical field who deal with grief and loss.
The Friendship Center for Aging Studies is looking forward to continually adding CEU courses to its program. FCAS provides CEU credits for nurses, therapists, mental health and other healthcare professionals looking to renew their licenses. By offering these courses, led by instructors who are experts in the field of aging, the Center hopes to not only supply credits, but to enlighten and enhance the knowledge of those who support our aging population.