Resources for Social Workers & Geriatric Professionals
Each year, the Los Angeles Jewish Home hosts the Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Sarnat Symposium for Geriatric Care. Experts from a wide array of fields educate social workers and geriatric professionals on key topics and issues affecting senior care. Click the links below to view presentations and handouts from the Symposium.
14th Annual Sarnat Symposium — October 26, 2011
- Pathological Gambling: Addressing the Hidden Addiction
A thorough summary of gambling addiction in California by Timothy Fong, MD, of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program. This presentation covers types of gambling around the state, the differences between problem gambling and gambling addiction, reasons why pathological gambling can become an issue, and solutions to help seniors who suffer from this problem.
- California Problem Gambling Treatment Services Program
Handout from Timothy Fong, MD, of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program with FAQ’s and a self-check list to identify problem gambling.
- Housing and Service Hybrids: Dutch and US Models
Presentation from Professor Victor Regnier, FAIA, of the USC School of Architecture and School of Gerontology, covering innovations in senior-friendly housing services from the Netherlands and the United States.
- Innovative Ideas for the Design of Housing for the Elderly from Asia, the US and Northern Europe
Professor Regnier’s note-based handout from his discussion covering the forward-thinking advancements in senior-friendly housing from around the world.
- Federal Health Care Reform Impact on Older Californians
Joanne Handy, CEO of Aging Services of California, outlines the newest changes in healthcare legislation.
- Honoring the Whole Person throughout the Lifetime: Senior Sexuality Sensitivity Training
Katherine Forsythe, MSW, outlines myths and facts about sexuality and aging that commonly occur among geriatric social workers, as well as constructive ways to care for seniors while respecting their dignity.