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Aging well workshop in West Virginia set for May 15

April 23, 2012

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. —

The fourth annual Aging Well Workshop, cosponsored by Shepherd University's Department of Social Work, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

 The workshop, "Thinking Outside the Box," is presented by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services. Robert Edwin Roswall is this year's keynote speaker. Roswall is the new commissioner of the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services.

Workshop topics include "Playfully Aging," "Creative Engagement Programs for Elders" and "70, the new 50 — I got a new attitude.'"

Michael C. Patterson, an educator and gerontologist, is the plenary speaker.

Other presenters include Anthony Hyatt, a master trainer for the National Center for Creative Aging and an artist in residence for Georgetown University Hospital's pediatric and cancer care programs; Will Perks, a masters-level social worker who currently focuses on working with Hospice systems of service as a social worker and bereavement counselor; and Linda Zimmer, an actor, puppeteer, and musician who created puppets for Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.

Registration for participants interested in obtaining CEUs is $30; $10 without CEUs. Registration is due Tuesday, May 8. The registration form is available online at www.shepherd.edu/ swweb/documents/AgingWellWorkshop 2012.pdf.

For more information, call Geri Crawley-Woods at 304-876-5337 or Christina Wolfe at 304-876-5268.

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