The School of Applied Social Sciences in West Virginia Universitys Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will be hosting the 27th annual Summer Institute on Aging June 8-10 at the Radisson Hotel in Morgantown.
Sponsored by the Division of Social Works Continuing Education Program, the Institute is the states longest running conference on aging, providing information and education in West Virginia since 1978.
It will provide a variety of workshops and activities representing the diverse needs and issues of the states elderly. This years conference features workshops on dementia and its impact on families, gambling, legal issues, Medicare, HIV /AIDS, spirituality, sexuality, and many others.
The opening session, which is scheduled for June 8, will begin with remarks by Frank Bellinetti, the West Virginia director of the American Association of Retired Persons.
The keynote address will be given by Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a licensed clinical neuropsychologist whose current work details the lifestyle necessary to maximize successful aging, brain health and disease prevention. Much of his writing and speaking is geared to the non-academic with a clear intention of educating the general public about the aging process.
The Institute has been approved for continuing education for a variety of professionals, including licensed social workers in West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, as well as licensed professional counselors and nurses in West Virginia.