Outreach and Engagement
Established in 1965, the Institute of Gerontology has long been a leader in outreach to both professionals and members of the community. As a nationally recognized authority on aging issues, our mission is to conduct research and translate that knowledge into meaningful programming for seniors, their caregivers and the professional community serving them. Our team of faculty, students, staff, and countless volunteers all share a passion and dedication to the promotion of successful aging.
Continuing Education Credits & Contact Hours for Professionals
The IOG's outreach program offers more than 100 presentations each year free to social workers, nurses and other professionals who work with older adults. During the pandemic, these are offered via Zoom and require pre-registration.
Most programs earn 1-3 CEs or contact hours nursing. Topics vary and are always presented by subject-matter experts. Recent topics have included:
- Human Trafficking
- Anxiety, Depression and Despair have Consequences
- Manage Chronic Pain before it Manages You
- Culture, Sensitivity and You
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IOG CE Conferences (earn CEs or Contact Hours)
The IOG's longest running continuing education conference, this 2-day program held every April is designed for health care professionals, service providers, administrators and researchers working in the field of aging and dealing with older adults. Focuses on dementia and frailty in late life.
Our training program is created for anyone working with older adults. BrainStorm is a full year of research-based wellness activities developed to addresses multiple facets of brain health, as well as physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Presentations are filled with hands-on activities, humor, social interaction, and take-home materials.
For Older Adults
Loving on Empty: A Caregivers' Conference
HBEC is committed to connecting Detroit's seniors and their families to current knowledge about aging and health. This year's HBEC free learning series has expanded to include new locations with a broader list of speakers and topics. The learning series are held once a month between February through April and then again in October and November at various metro locations.
For more information about the Healthier Black Elders Center, please contact Vanessa Rorai at email@example.com