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benjamin rose and recovery resources offer collaborative professional education program

Treating addiction in Older adults: Diagnosis, interventions and ongoing disease management

Contact: Jeanne Hoban, 216.373.1686, jhoban@benrose.org

January 19, 2016

(Cleveland, OH) On January 27, 2016 Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, in collaboration with Recovery Resources, will welcome professionals who work with older adults facing addiction to an educational conference held at The Conference Center at Benjamin Rose, 11890 Fairhill Rd.

The program will begin with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 3:15 p.m. The cost to attend the program is $75, and five continuing education credits will be provided for social workers, counselors and chemical dependency professionals. A boxed lunch is also included in the program fee.

Addiction is a commonly missed, serious and growing problem among older adults and one that requires special insights and treatment approaches. Conference speakers will examine the impact of addiction on the diagnosis and treatment of co-existing health conditions of older adults, explore the relationship between trauma and addiction, and offer professionals treatment options for older adults with addictions.

The keynote speaker is Ted Parran, MD, Isabel and Carter Wang Professor and Chair in Medical Education, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Associate Medical Director, Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Dr. Parran will discuss "Substance Abuse in the Elderly: A Commonly Missed Yet Highly Treatable Cause for Failing Function."

Additional presentations include:

"Interaction of Trauma and Addiction," with Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC, founder of Mindful Ohio and the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.

"Assessment and Diagnosis of Addictions," with Maggie Hyland, MEd, PC, LSW, Clinical Care Coordinator, Recovery Resources.

"Inpatient Treatment," with Mary Baize, Executive Director, Hitchcock Center for Women.

For more information and registration visit www.benrose.org/education or call Jennifer Cardellini at 216.373.1610.

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The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (www.benrose.org) is a national leader pursuing innovation in practice and policy to address the important issues of aging. Since its beginnings more than 100 years ago, Benjamin Rose has built a Cleveland-based nonprofit into a nationally recognized research organization, a highly regarded service provider known for caring for people with complex, long-term needs, and a policy-driven advocate bringing information from around the country to the larger network of agencies serving older adults in the Greater Cleveland community. Through the Rose Centers for Aging Well, Benjamin Rose provides meals to homebound seniors and in neighborhood centers and offers social and educational programs to seniors in the community.