Aging Well: A Training Workshop for the Fundamentals of Senior Peer Counseling

Mar 8
Hosted by:Wilshire Health & Communi...
When:
March 8, 2018 at 9:00am to
March 9, 2018 at 4:00pm
Where:
Wilshire Community Services map 285 South St, Suite J San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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AGING WELL: A TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SENIOR PEER COUNSELING
 
Wilshire Community Services is offering a two-day comprehensive workshop on aging, with professionals who work directly with older adults in multiple disciplines and fields of work.  This workshop is geared towards an individual that would like continuing education in the field of aging and counseling, and completes the "fundamentals" for those who would like to move on to the advanced seminars to become a senior peer counselor (must be 55+ years old). 
 
Interested in also becoming a Senior Peer Counselor? Wilshire Community Services trains volunteers age 55+ to provide free in-home supportive counseling to seniors.  Peer Counselors offer skilled listening and guidance to help older adults navigate the ups and downs of aging. Counselors are trained to provide quality services that have been shown to improve the quality of life of older adults and support their independence as they face various life circumstances.Volunteers benefit from a free specialized advanced seminar series, mileage reimbursement, weekly professional supervision, on-going training opportunities, and enjoy camaraderie with fellow Counselors.
 
 
WORKSHOP INFORMATION
 
  • Thursday and Friday, March 8th and 9th, 9:00am-4:00pm  (Breakfast and lunch with be provided)
  • Wilshire Community Services, 285 South Street Suite J, San Luis Obispo, CA 93449

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