Thursday, April 25, 2013

Friday, May 17: Aging in Contemporary Society by Nancy Kropf in Macon

Friday, May 17, 2013
9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Middle Georgia State College, 1000 College Station Drive, Macon, GA 31206

5 core continuing education hours

Approved by NASW-GA for Social Workers; and LPCA-GA for Licensed Professional Counselors
Lunch will be provided

NASW Members - $89; Nonmembers $159

Looking ahead to the year 2050, population estimates suggest that one in every four individuals will be 65 years or older.  With this increased number, there are numerous issues that impact social workers practitioners.  All social workers, regardless of practice area or context, will be facing issues of an older population.  This presentation will examine aging from a person:environment perspective.  The five hour course will be divided into various sections that look at aging in a comprehensive way.  In each section, content will be provided as an overview of the issues of aging, and an activity or exercise will be included.  In addition, evidence informed practice approaches will be particularly highlighted.

Nancy P. Kropf is Professor and Director of the School of Social Work, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Nancy’s area of research and scholarship is late life caregiving relationships, with the focus specifically on older adults as care providers.  Currently, she is the GSU lead for the Atlanta Area Geriatric Education Center comprised of Emory University (lead), Morehouse School of Medicine, and the Atlanta Regional Commission.  She was the President of the Association of Gerontology Education – Social Work (AGE – SW), and is a Fellow and Treasurer of the Gerontological Society of America.

Register online by credit card at
or mail the attached PDF registration form at

Macon-Bibb County is the first American community to join an elite worldwide network of age-friendly communities. In presenting Macon-Bibb County with its membership certificate in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, AARP Georgia acknowledged Macon-Bibb’s commitment and its multi-year plan to become more accessible, convenient and, ultimately, more user-friendly for older Americans.

Hotel Options: (5/16/17 Check In Date; Attendees need to identify as part of this meeting in order to receive the quoted rate)

·         Comfort Suites ($77): 120 Plantation Inn Drive, Macon, GA 31210, (478) 314-5130,
·         Holiday Inn Express West ($109): 4970 Harrison Rd, Macon, GA 31206, (478) 803-0033,, Including Complimentary Expanded Hot Breakfast
·         La Quinta West ($89): 4615 Chambers Road, Macon, GA 31206, (478) 788-6226,, Free Breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center and free wifi

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