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 2
Name
SEF-3001IY2
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
205261 Northern Wake Campus 04/08/2019 04/29/2019 $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. This course will benefit professionals who work with or on behalf of older adults, persons interested in the general field of aging, and those in government or service occupations that serve the elderly.
Description
At a time when our nation's population is living longer and healthier lives, this new certificate was created to prepare individuals with vision to transform "old age" into “long life.” Part II will focus on coping with transitions, health care planning, accessing the aging support network and legal and financial issues involved with aging. This course will benefit professionals who work with or on behalf of older adults, persons interested in the general field of aging, individuals who are aging and want to prepare and gain knowledge for their journey, and those in government or service occupations that serve the elderly.
Course Objectives
  1. learn to help others to apply coping strategies to navigate life transitions
  2. make health care plans and access programs such as Medicare and Medicaid
  3. network with organizations and programs that support aging adults
  4. understand the legal and financial issues associated with aging adults, their caregivers and their families
Outline of Instruction
  1. Define life transitions. Provide strategies to cope with retirement, possible need for part time employment, changing living arrangements, family changes, and society’s treatment of seniors.
  2. “Life Care Planning” for older adults. Navigate the health care system, Medicare and Medicaid. Discuss benefits and misuse of pain killers and prescription drugs. Know the signs of later in life substance abuse.
  3. Access the “aging network” of organizations and groups that support older adults. Describe the variety of service provisions available for older adults who need caregiving, hospice and/or palliative care.
  4. Outline the legal and financial issues associated with aging including: life care planning, advanced directives, financial, medical, mental health, durable powers of attorney, living wills, do not resuscitate orders, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, elder abuse & exploitation, common scams targeting older adults, reverse mortgages, social security, pensions, retirement savings and much more.
Contact Hours
10
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
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. This course will benefit professionals who work with or on behalf of older adults, persons interested in the general field of aging, and those in government or service occupations that serve the elderly.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Certificate in Aging Studies Part II - NUR-3279H3
  • Certificate in Aging Studies Part 1 - NUR-3279G3
Course Contact Information
Michael Langer
919-532-5526