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PROMOTING RESILIENCE IN OLDER PEOPLE & THEIR FAMILIES IN COVID TIMES: A practical strengths-based approach in support of the many challenges associated with ageing in COVID times.



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COVID times have been especially challenging for older people and their families. As the risk for severe illness with COVID 19 increases with age, older adults are at highest risk. Extra precautionary isolation and restrictions to connect to others, like family members has been recommended and hence families are disconnected and many people are experiencing separation anxiety. 2020 especially has been a challenging year in Residential Aged Care. However, in tough times resilience is also born or rekindled. What are the factors that engage reliance in older people and why are some people aging with a great sense of freedom and others with a sense of despair? Is it just a matter of attitude? What does the current research say about aging with resilience? Evidence suggests that emotional wellbeing generally increases with age unless the older person is experiencing some major health issue or disadvantage (Centre for Mental Health 2018). Depression and suicide rates for people over 80 are alarming with males over 80 having the highest suicide rate out of the total Australian population.

This course will address these issues and provide opportunities to explore what makes older people resilient. This course is based on a “strength based” approach. Strategies will be identified and experienced that will promote a culture of resilience as you provide support for older people and their families. Beate´ will also refer to her book called “Tech-connect – Staying Meaningfully Connected in Aged Care’ as a strategy to promote resilience in older people.

Faculty

Beaté Steller, M.A.P.S.  M.A.Ed.  B.S.W (Hon) R.N.  is and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and brings over 35 years of experience in a variety of sectors and industries to my role as the principal Training and Development Consultant. She has worked for ACAP and Uniting as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) in developing their grief counselling courses and works as an adult educator, counsellor and provides clinical supervision for individuals or groups. Beaté is the author of Tech Connect: Staying Meaningfully Connected in Aged Care – A Leader’s Guide (2017) published by Meaningful Ageing Australia. She also recently written a therapeutic story called  ‘The space between the moon and the stars’ that was published in Susan Perrow’s book (2021), Stories To Light The Night- a grief and loss collection for children, families and communities, (pg 254) Hawthorn Press.  She just finished her second Master of (Arts) Ageing and Pastoral Studies with Distinction, (2019), Charles Sturt University and her research major project was on Mindfulness Meditation Groups in Residential Aged Care and its Relevance Spiritual Growth and Wellbeing.'s Profile

Beaté Steller, M.A.P.S. M.A.Ed. B.S.W (Hon) R.N. is and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and brings over 35 years of experience in a variety of sectors and industries to my role as the principal Training and Development Consultant. She has worked for ACAP and Uniting as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) in developing their grief counselling courses and works as an adult educator, counsellor and provides clinical supervision for individuals or groups. Beaté is the author of Tech Connect: Staying Meaningfully Connected in Aged Care – A Leader’s Guide (2017) published by Meaningful Ageing Australia. She also recently written a therapeutic story called ‘The space between the moon and the stars’ that was published in Susan Perrow’s book (2021), Stories To Light The Night- a grief and loss collection for children, families and communities, (pg 254) Hawthorn Press. She just finished her second Master of (Arts) Ageing and Pastoral Studies with Distinction, (2019), Charles Sturt University and her research major project was on Mindfulness Meditation Groups in Residential Aged Care and its Relevance Spiritual Growth and Wellbeing. Related seminars and products: 7


Beaté Steller is a Sydney based adult educator, author, accredited mental health social worker, counsellor, clinical supervisor, adult educator, spiritual care practitioner and registered nurse. She has gathered experience in these variety of roles over 35 years in a variety of sectors and industries, including health, palliative and aged care, social housing and long-term unemployment. She has a special interest in working with older people and has been working in Residential Aged Care for over the last 14 years in the roles of Social Worker and Spiritual Wellbeing Co-ordinator.

For over a decade Beaté has specialized in grief and loss education/counselling and transition counselling and was a Director of the Board of NALAG (National Association for Loss) and Grief between 2009 - 2020. She had her first book published in 2017 called Tech-connect –Staying Meaningfully Connected in Aged Care. She has both graduate and postgraduate qualifications in Adult Education, Social Work and Nursing, holds a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. She completed her second Master Degree in Ageing and Pastoral Studies in 2019. Her Masters research was on Mindfulness Meditation Groups in Residential Aged Care and its Relevance Spiritual Growth and Wellbeing. Beaté has a history of working with people from Indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds. Beaté also holds professional membership with the AASW, the NSW Health Services Profession (as a Registered Nurse), and Spiritual Care Australia.


Registration Details

Live Interactive Webcast registration
Fees: $199 
Primary viewer (includes three month's access recording of the event.
           $99 Additional viewer (must watch on same device as primary viewer)
           $29 Purchase lifetime access to the recording (available to primary viewer only)

  • Your attendance certificate for 7 hours of live, interactive training can be retrieved on completion of the evaluation and quiz via your account. 
  • A soft copy of all resources will remain in your account indefinitely.
  • A recording of this event will be available in your account approximately three weeks after the live event and will remain available for a full three months.  You will receive an email notification when the recording becomes available for viewing. 
  • If for whatever reason, you are unable to join the live webcast on the day, you will be able to watch the recording, complete your evaluation and quiz and retrieve  your certificate at a later date before the end of the three month viewing period.

Reminders for all events are sent two weeks, one week, one day and one hour prior.

Venue information

COVID-19 AND YOUR SAFETY
Our venue is registered with Service NSW as a 'Covid Safe' venue. 
You will be required to checkin via our QR code and to abide by the safety  measures current at the time and in line with public health orders. These will be advised in your pre-event reminder/information emails.
In the interest of everone's safety, PDP reserves the right to deny entry to any participant who chooses not to follow the current COVID safety plans. 

ACCESSIBILITY
This venue offers wheelchair access from the Brown Street entrance.  

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
4 minute walk from Chatswood train/metro/bus interchange

PARKING
Links to reasonable early-bird parking close to the venue:
https://www.secureparking.com.au/en-au/car-parks/australia/new-south-wales/sydney/lower-north-shore-and-northern-beaches/zenith-centre-car-park

https://www.secureparking.com.au/en-au/car-parks/australia/new-south-wales/sydney/lower-north-shore-and-northern-beaches/12-help-street-car-park

NOURISHMENT 
All day tea, coffee and chilled water are provided.
If you have not ordered lunch with your registration, we have a fridge and two microwave ovens should you wish to bring your own food. 
The venue has a cafe on the ground floor and is surrounded by cafes and restaurants including an extensive foodhall above the Chatswood Interchange.

ACCOMODATION
Mantra Hotel is next door to the venue: website here
Meriton Suites is a 4 minute walk from the venue: website here

Objectives

Learning objectives of this training:

  1. Recognise the differing ways older people and their families have responded to the restrictions of COVID 19.
  2. Identify the impact of the ageing process and health challenges.
  3. Examine the constant challenges of living with change and loss.
  4. Develop strategies of how to connect with older people who are withdrawing through their depression.
  5. Explore what make an older person resilient to life’s challenges.
  6. Discuss strategies which encourage and
  7. promote personal, familial Interpersonal and societal resilience in older people.
  8. Learn strategies that will allow your clients to recognise their strength and also know what they can and can’t change.
  9. Beate will share her extensive knowledge, clinical experience and practical approaches and methods throughout the day including the Tech – Connect – Staying Meaningfully Connected in Aged Care program that she developed and her Master’s research on Mindful Meditation Groups in Residential Care and its relevance to Wellbeing and Spiritual Growth.

"Being resilient as we age is critical for our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. This seminar will equip you to develop practical strategies in promoting wellbeing and building resilience in older people."   Beate Steller

How will you benefit from attending this training?

  • You will develop a comprehensive
    understanding of the challenges that come with ageing in the context of COVID 19.
  • You will learn how to apply strategies that promote resilience and draw upon strengths in the elderly.
  • You acquire broad and insightful perspectives on change and loss in later life.

Outline

Morning Session (includes a short break)

  • Welcome and overview of the day. Identifying how COVID 19 has affected older people and their families.
  • Identifying the greatest challenge in promoting resilience in older people.
  • What are the risk factors?
  • Depression and ageing.
  • What is resilience?
  • A model of resilience: identifying personal, familial, interpersonal and societal resilience factors.
  • Identifying strategies that address resilience in your work. 

Afternoon Session (includes a short break)

  • Older People and negotiating changes in their lives.
  • Identifying what we can and what we can’t change.
  • The importance of reminiscing work and group work in the promotion of resilience. Evaluation of course and close.

Evaluation and quiz - your payment includes a quiz which when completed with a minimum of 80% correct answers, will enable you to download your Attendance Certificate.

To complete the quiz, please log into your account at pdp-catalogue.com.au and click the orange "Certificate" button under the program's title.

For live webcasts, post-tests must be completed within one month of viewing the program.

Target Audience

This training is suitable for practicing psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, medical counsellors, counsellors and community case-workers with general experience working as a therapist.

Webcast Schedule

Morning Session
  9:00am - 12:45pm
  Includes a 15 minutes break at 10:45am

Lunch Break
  12:45pm - 1:45pm

Afternoon Session
  1:45pm - 5:00pm
  Includes a 15 minutes break at 3:15pm

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