Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

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Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults 50 and over that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement, or explore personal interests. 


Check out these programs and resources:

Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum


Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Certificate in Aging Studies Part 1
Name
SEF-3001IX2
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
205259 Northern Wake Campus 03/04/2019 03/25/2019 $90.00 12/12
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Persons employed at or seeking employment in area agencies concerned with aging, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, public welfare and family service agencies, and mental health facilities. Business and industry leaders who interact with older consumers and employees as well as those who sell, design, and build facilities for the aging population.
Description
Gain a well-rounded understanding of issues regarding aging and learn how you can better serve older adults as they face various challenges in their lives. Aging studies, also called gerontology, is one of the fastest growing areas of study in the U.S. and is an expanding area of employment. Participants will gain a better understanding of the aging process and many issues associated with older adults as you respond to seniors with whom you work. This course is ideal for persons interested in working with area agencies concerned with aging, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, public welfare and family service agencies, and mental health facilities. The program can also benefit business and industry leaders who interact with older consumers and employees, as well as those who design and build facilities for the aging population.
Course Objectives
  1. study the demographic trends and changes in the aging population
  2. learn to communicate effectively with older adults and their caregivers
  3. learn the common diseases associated with aging
  4. learn about diversity among older adult groups
Outline of Instruction
  1. Review maps of where older adults live in the U.S. Examine changing demographics of older adults. Learn what it means to be an "older adult".
  2. Demonstrate communication techniques that are ineffective with older adults. Describe effective communication techniques to help older adults and practice them. Explain how to use social media to enhance communication. Learn how to strengthen communication between older adults and their caregivers.
  3. List and describe chronic diseases and disabilities that are associated with older adults and how the wellness revolution can make a difference. Understand depression in older adults. Explain symptoms of Alzheimer's and related dementias.
  4. Outline ethnic and cultural diversity in older adults. Describe gender and sexual orientation issues associated with older adults. Understand the diverse responses to aging and death.
Contact Hours
10
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
National Certification Council of Activity Professionals
Website URL
https://www.nccap.org/
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. The educational components of all NCCAP Certifications are modular building blocks. Each module is based on the foundation of person-centered care through activities and engagement.
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
None
Text and Supplies Needed
N/A
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Persons employed at or seeking employment in area agencies concerned with aging, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, public welfare and family service agencies, and mental health facilities. Business and industry leaders who interact with older consumers and employees as well as those who sell, design, and build facilities for the aging population.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Activity Director, Activity Assistant, Client Trans Aide.
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
6 current government jobs listed, many more in the private sector
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Activity Director
Related Courses
  • Certificate in Aging Studies Part 1 - NUR-3279G3
  • Certificate in Aging Studies Part II - NUR-3279H3
Course Contact Information
Michael Langer
919-532-5526