Learn the practical skills for providing age-friendly services!
With the longest life expectancy of any state, Hawai‘i has growing need of age-friendly products, services, and environments. This two-day workshop provides a basic overview of latest discoveries on aging and shows practical ways to work with older customers and clients.
After successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate.
This course is being held in partnership with the Center on Aging - Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
- Why are there so many older adults, and who are they?
- What you need to know about physical changes in later life.
- How does thinking change in old age; what you can do about it?
- Simple ways to make physical environments age-friendly.
- Best practices for improving communication with older clients.
- Respecting cultural differences in attitudes and understandings of old age.
- What is successful aging; how can we promote it?
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Persons in all fields who want to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age-friendly services and products for customers and clients who are growing older, including:
- Healthcare and social services providers
- Resident managers serving elderly populations
- Workers in tourism and hospitality serving older clients
- Architects and designers developing and adapting age-friendly environments
- Estate planners dealing with older clients and their families
- Urban planners designing public spaces and transportation for older users
- Engineers designing age-supportive technologies
- Persons wanting to optimize their own aging