Chapter Update

Tuesday, November 22

December 2011 - Older Adult SIG Update

Phyllis B. Mitzen, MA, ACSW

Summary of last year's work and advocacy, particularly around social work in nursing homes. We will continue to address the issues raised, and will define other areas of work to be done. 

Ten sessions specifically addressing aging issues in social work were presented at this year's NASW conferenrce last month. This is a record and next year we hope there will be even more. The sessions were well attended, indicating that there is a 'market' for this information. Not only that, but I heard from presenters that they feel more connected to NASW Illinois now that there are programs specifically designed to address the issues they are addressing in the field.  

The next Older Adults SIG meeting will be on December 12, 2011, at 3:00pm where we will review our accomplisments over the past couple of years including conferences, publications in the NASW Illinois Chapter newsletter, and advocacy work. We will set an agenda for next year which will include how to build on our work regarding social work in nursing homes, and we will also carve out and address other areas of  work with an aging population. 

Please join us for our next planning meeting of the Older Adults Shared Interest Group (SIG) on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 3:00pm at the NASW Illinois Chapter office at 404 South Wells, 4th Floor, in Chicago or by teleconference at 1-800-786-1922 (Participant 51484748#).

Please indicate your participation, or let us know if you are interested in getting on the SIG e-mail list by contacting Phyllis Mitzen, SIG Chair at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Posted on 11/22/11 at 10:08 AM


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