A Community Education Program to Promote Mental Health Awareness Among Urban, Community-Dwelling Elders Ellen Greer, M.A., OTR/L, C. Psy A Ellen M.Godwin,
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A Community Education Program to Promote Mental Health Awareness Among Urban, Community-Dwelling Elders Ellen Greer, M.A., OTR/L, C. Psy A Ellen M.Godwin, MS, PT Luis F. Riquelme, M.S., CCC-SLP Rebecca States, PhD. Long Island University
Session Outline Overview of the HRSA Grant Development of the Community Education Modules Development of Activities for Elders in Module Student Involvement Presentation of a Community Education Module Questions and Answers
Overview of the HRSA Grant Interdisciplinary, Community-Based, Health Education for Diverse Elders. Sponsored by Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. 3-year grant to Long Island University. Project Director: Prof. Rebecca States Project Co-Director: Assoc. Dean William Susman
Three Parts to Grant Community Education Modules: Presented at local Senior Centers, Presented in English and in Spanish. Multimedia Case Study Modules: New, web-based, case studies of elders for use in health care curricula at LIU and elsewhere. Dissemination of Grant Products: Website for other Health Education Programs Website for Elderly Health Information Consumers Continuing Studies Course for Health Professionals
Three Health Issues Dementia and Depression Stress Reduction Physical Activity
Participation from … Social Work Respiratory Care Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Nursing Communication Sciences & Disorders
Student Involvement According to the established plans of the grant students will be participating We have determined that students within the health science disciplines (PT, OT, Speech, Nursing, Respiratory Care) as well as social work students would be appropriate’ Students must have completed at least one clinical practice experience
Student Involvement Student will be provided a preparatory session that will Introduce the grant and the CEM’s Inform the student about the Senior Center where module will be presented Inform the student about the content of a given CEM Describe their specific role in the CEM session
Student Involvement Students will attend all four CEM’s at one Senior Center On 1 st and last days conduct interviews with seniors on their knowledge and attitudes toward the topic On all 4 days will assist with presentations, work in small groups, participate in CEM activities
Student Involvement We envision 6-12 students participating in each CEM CEM format will be established with student participation in mind The Dementia and Depression sessions have interactive components built in Students will be involved in CEM’s presented in Spanish
Student Involvement Students will participate in a follow-up discussion among all student participants on campus How helpful was the experience for the elders? What did they learn about multidisciplinary work? What did they learn about community education?
Student Involvement Each academic program involved can create their own means of incorporating this experience into their curricula. Pre and Post module questionnaires given to the students may be used to evaluate their attitudes and knowledge of older adults
Presentation of the Module The module was developed as a PowerPoint presentation as this was a workable medium for the faculty involved. Text was kept to a minimum with a basic level of language to enhance understanding Photo’s and clip art added to keep it fun!
Presentation of the Module Just a question here folks, do we want to cut and paste in one of the modules do we don’t have to switch presentations ???????????