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The GRAPEvine: February 2010

www.grapelder.org

Chronic Pain and Mental Wellness In Older Adults Understanding the Connection

Thursday, February 18, 2010 8:00am—9:30am Mental Health Association 320 N. Goodman Street, Rochester

Presenter: Pam Heiple, NPP APRN-BC, Coordinator of Psychiatric Consultation Services at Highland Hospital Instructor: UR School of Nursing, Psychiatric NP Program Psychiatric Consultant to Highland Living Center, Fairport Baptist Homes, MM Ewing Continuing Care Center

Registration fee is $10 per person. Mail to: Mental Health Association 320 N. Goodman Street Rochester, NY 14607

Pain is a common problem among older persons who are more likely to experience chronic medical conditions. It is believed that more than 50% of older adults living in the community, and another 80% residing in nursing homes suffer with chronic pain. Also it is known that a direct connection exists between chronic pain and emotional and mental well being. Attend this forum and learn the way that pain can affect the older adults you work and interact with.

SAVE THE DATE!

Sex and Intimacy in Later Life

Thursday, March 25, 2010 9:00am—3:30pm Nazareth College - Otto A. Shults Community Center Rochester, NY

Keynote Speaker: Mark Brennan, PhD

The conference will feature an interactive panel discussing topics ranging from freedom of expression in long term care, sexual assessment tools in clinical practice and HIV-AIDS in older adults.

For more information contact: Debora Fromm Faria, LCSW,ACSW (585) 395-5884 Jason Dauenhauer, Ph.D. MSW (585) 395-5506

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