Call for Manuscripts from the Aging Special Issues Editor for Best Practices for Mental Health!

The editor for the journal Best Practices for Mental Health is requesting manuscripts on intervention studies or reviews with a focus on aging. The deadline is June 30.

To view the Journal's website, click here.

To view the submission guidelines, click here.

Registration is Open for the How Person-Centered Care Transforms Working with Persons Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Webcast

LIVE Webcast
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
12:00- 1:30 p.m.

Provided by The Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC). This 90 minute presentation is recommended for healthcare professionals and caregivers who provide services to older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Registrants can access this live webcast from any computer with an Internet connection.

Presenter: Betty Shiels, PhD-C, LCSW
Institutional Director, Ohio Valley Appalachia Region GEC
Director, Kentucky Emergency Preparedness for Aging & Long Term Care Program,
Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Description: Person-centered care challenges our perception of and relationship with persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). This webinar can transform how providers, family members and caregivers experience the person with ADRD. Person-centered care can serve to increase cooperation from persons with ADRD and lessen provider stress.

Fees:Standard Registration (without continuing education credit): FREE
CEU Registration (includes 1.5 hour CEU credit): $10


Training participants can earn up to 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in the following disciplines: Nursing, Nursing Home Administration, Psychology, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Dietetics and Nutrition, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. CEUs will be provided to participants with a Florida professional license. Participants from other states must follow up with their state professional board. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

For additional information or if you have any questions contact MAGEC at (305) 355-9123 or at

Mental Health Month Resources for Older Adults

Excessive anxiety that causes distress or that interferes with daily activities is not a normal part of aging, and can lead to a variety of health problems and decreased functioning in everyday life.

Please see the PDF Fact Sheet on Older Adults from the Mental Health America and National Council on Aging.

A Tool Kit can be downloaded from the Mental Health America web site.

Gerontological Nurse Certification Review Course

Morristown Medical Center is hosting a Gerontological Nurse Certification Review Course on June 1-2. This course will be presented by ANCC.

For more information, click here to view the event flyer.

May is Older Americans' Month!

May is Older Americans’ Month, and this year the theme is Get into the Act. In the spirit of Older Americans’ Month, we encourage our members to consider donating to the NGNA Mission Advancement Fund. The Mission Advancement Fund was created by the NGNA Board of Directors to provide resources for projects and activities that advance NGNA’s core purpose – to improve nursing care given to older adults. Click here to donate online.

For more information on Older Americans’ Month, simply click here. You will have the opportunity to download numerous items to encourage observance and awareness of this month, such as a poster, banner and logo that may be incorporated into your workplace. There are many other ways to take action and be involved.

Thank you for all you do, no matter your specific role or interest in NGNA - The only inclusive nursing organization for gerontological nursing in the country!