Stockton Center on Successful Aging


Upcoming Professional Lecture

Is Aging the Same for Everyone? Aging Experiences and Health Care Disparities within the LGBT Older Adult Community.
Presenters: Carolyn Bradley, PhD, LCSW, LCADC and Melisssa Mutter, MSW student and LGBT OAP intern
Date: April 29, 2015 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Brandywine Senior Living at Brandall Estates, 432 Central Avenue, Linwood, NJ 08221
Registration: Online registration required.  (Those needing assistance with online registration may call Will Albert (609) 652-4565.

It is the responsibility of the healthcare provider to be able to effectively understand and respond to the unique culture and language of the consumer seeking services. Participants in this workshop will develop knowledge and skills that will enhance their relationship LGBT older adults by providing insights and awareness that will create a more respectful understanding of the population. Through the provision of these trainings, the LGBT Older Adult Project hopes to assist providers in visualizing cultural competency not as an end goal but as a commitment to ongoing engagement with LGBT affirming behaviors, knowledge, attitudes and policies. With that purpose in mind, the Project seeks to be a resource to agencies in this ongoing process. 
This seminar is free of charge and includes dinner. Upon completion, participants will receive 2 CE's for Social Workers (with competencies), Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, and *Occupational Therapists and 2 Contact Hours for *Nurses.  Stockton University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. P#P288-1/13/16. Stockton University is an approved provider of Social Work continuing education credits. * OT and Nursing are pending approvals as of 3/23/15. 

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SCOSA Vision and Mission
The Stockton Center on Successful Aging promotes education, research, and services to respond to local, regional, and statewide needs related to population aging. The Center’s core mission is to encourage older residents to “age successfully” through vital involvements and engagement in their community. 

SCOSA encourages fragrance-free environments in all of our programming.
Chemical fragrances in many personal care, household and institutional cleaning products can cause severe reactions for some individuals and can be harmful to everyone in less apparent ways. SCOSA is in the process of developing a values statement and guidelines and we encourage participants in our programs to minimize their use of products containing chemical fragrances.

Current & Upcoming Programs

SCOSA Winter/Spring 2015 (January 2015 - June, 2015) Older Adult Education Brochure is now online as a booklet and in print form.   


Older Adults: For information about how to join SCOSA’s Research Participant Pool, please Click Here.

SCOSA has a new resource for faculty researchers - the SCOSA Older Adult Participant Pool. A common barrier to investigating issues relevant to aging is gaining access to a group of participants. The process of recruiting participants can be expensive and time consuming. Recently, SCOSA has begun to build a database of older adults (65 and older) willing to participate in scholarly research. 
With upcoming grant opportunities due soon (See Stockton's Fund Times for details), this is the perfect time for faculty to begin or expand their research project on aging. Interested faculty researchers should contact john.bulevich@stockton.edu for more information about the process of requesting older adult participants. 
Older adults wishing to be considered as research participants can also contact John Bulevich (john.bulevich@stockton.edu; 609-652-3821) for more information or visit www.stockton.edu/SCOSA/recruit.pdf.

SCOSA Supports:

Help Us, Help You!  Needs Assessment
The Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services is developing their service plan for years 2016-2018. In order to provide the best service to our seniors and focus attention where it will do the most good, we need your input. The deadline submission is May 1st    START SURVEY 

NJ Public Input Sessions for White House Conference on Aging
The NJ Foundation for Aging is coordinating sessions to provide NJ input to the White House Conference on Aging. The first session is scheduled for May 15th at Meadow Lakes in East Windsor. Program registration begins at 9:00 AM, and the panel presentations will begin at 10:00. The program will feature four panelists offering information regarding four different topics. Click here to access a registration form. The deadline to register is May 1st. Space is limited.

Senate Aging Committee Launches Anti-Fraud Hotline and Web Form for Older AdultsThe U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has set up a new, toll-free hotline (1-855-303-9470) to help older adults who suspect fraud or a scam may be occurring. The hotline will make it easier for older Americans to report suspected fraud and find assistance for themselves or for someone they know. A team of investigators will help figure out what steps to take to combat possible investment scams, identity theft, bogus sweepstakes and lottery schemes, Medicare and Social Security fraud, and a variety of other consumer issues.
Anyone with information about suspected fraud should reach out to an investigator by telephone (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST) or through a web form that will send an email to the investigative team.

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