The West Virginia University-based Summer Institute on Aging will accept workshop proposals through Friday (Nov. 17) for its 29th annual gathering in June.

The Institute will be June 4-7 at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.

Practitioners, academics and other qualified people who have pertinent information for the aging field are encouraged to submit proposals for workshops that will help participants build new skills and enhance existing competencies.

Workshops will run three, four and seven hours, with one-hour networking sessions also on the bill.

Focus areas include: holistic healthy aging; service delivery competencies; nutrition; caregiver issues; effective approaches for providing aging services; aging in rural areas; the role of race, culture, and spirituality in aging services; and enhancing communication and collaborative efforts among professionals.

Submissions may be made online at http://www.wvsioa.org and must contain a 50-100 word description of the workshop to be advertised in conference brochures.

An abstract of the workshop a brief summary of content, presentation format, an outline of learning objectives and target audience must along be included, along with an online proposal submission form.

The Summer Institute on Aging is designed to provide high quality training in aging services for beginning and experienced social workers, nurses, counselors, supervisors, administrators, and professionals in related disciplines.

Sponsors are Division of Social Work in the School of Applied Social Sciences in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences; and the WVU Center on Aging.

For more information, contact Jacki Englehardt at jacki.englehardt@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-3501, ext. 3109.