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SF State Silver Lining Lecture Series: Aging, Health and Wellness in San Francisco

This program is a collaborative effort between the SF Department of Aging & Adult Services and SF State’s Gerontology Program. As SF State Gerontology Advisory Council President, Tom Berry will introduce our inaugural Silver Lining Lecture Series and distinguished keynote. California State Senator Scott Wiener serves as the Chair of the Senate Human Services Committee. He is also a member of the Appropriations, Public Safety, Transportation and Housing, and Energy Committees. Senator Wiener will speak about his legislative agenda for seniors. Professor Darlene Yee-Melichar will introduce the innovative panel on Aging, Health and Wellness in San Francisco. She will talk about Developing Gerontology Workforce Competency to Promote Healthy Aging and Long-Term Care. Valerie Coleman will speak about Ensuring an Age and Disability Friendly San Francisco. Gwen Harris will provide information and training on Palliative Care and Quality of Life.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
*Apply gerontology workforce competency to promote healthy aging and long-term care.
*Demonstrate at least two ways to think about the age and disability friendly movement.
*Prepare advanced directives for coping with palliative care and quality of life including at end-of-life.
*Tom Berry, MA, Regional Director of Operations, Sunrise Senior Living
*Valerie Coleman, MURP, Program Analyst, SF Department of Aging & Adult Services
*Gwen Harris, MA, Geriatric Care Manager, Palliative Care Program, Seniors at Home
*Scott Wiener, JD, Member of the California State Senate from the 11th district
*Darlene Yee-Melichar, EdD, Professor/Coordinator of Gerontology, SF State University
WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2018; 12:00pm – 4:00pm
San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA
J.P. Leonard Library, Special Events Room 121
Registration for Community Training Workshop
This workshop can accommodate 85 people. You must register in advance via e-mail to guarantee a spot.  Include your name, agency, e-mail address, and CEU request (if any).  Once you have registered via e-mail, you will receive a confirmation email securing your place. RSVPs over 85 will be added to a waitlist.  Register no later than 5pm, Friday, September 21, 2018 via e-mail to Sylvia Luong at