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Caregivers receive certificates

Caregiver Refresher Training 2015Silver City, N.M., April 10, 2015 – In April, 18 people received certificates of completion for the Caregivers Refresher Training offered by a partnership with Western New Mexico University’s School of Nursing and the Senior Life Cycle of the Grant County Community Health Council in April. The seven-week training focused on refreshing the skills of professional and family caregivers.

WNMU Assistant Professor, Krista Wood said the training was an excellent opportunity for caregivers to get “up to date on new techniques and expand their knowledge of local resources while networking with other caregivers.”

The training topics included: basic home care; procedures related to activities of daily living; ethics and role-modeling; chronic health problems and related medications; nutritional support and exercise; Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia; end of life and hospice care, and personal business management.

Senior Concerns Coordinator for the Health Council, Connie Hostetler, said, “We are so pleased to see the string community participation in the training. This issue has been a major concern of the Senior Life Cycle for over a decade.” The Senior Life Cycle is a group of agencies, service providers, non-profit organizations, and community members collaborating to address senior concerns in Grant County   

The Senior Life Cycle next meets on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 3:30 to 5p.m. in the Health Council office, 214 N. Black St. Everyone is welcome.

For more information on the Senior Life Cycle call (575) 388-1198. For more information on the WNMU School of Nursing call (575) 538-6960.

Pictured (in no particular order):  Dee Altosa, Brian Arrington,  Jeffery Arrington,  Lupe Carbajal, Bonnie Clark, Lillian Ellars, Rosemary Gutierrez, Lisa Hernandez, John Heslip, Kathie Hunt, Audrey Lopez, Delfina Naranjo, Joselyn Ortega, Guy Petrucci, Linda Sanchez, Denise Wilson, Professor Krista Wood (WNMU School of Nursing) and Connie Hostetler (Senior LifeCycle Coordinator)

Not pictured: Kayln Crumbley and Eve McLaughlin

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 13:17

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