HCQU NW Special Speakers & Events
Our 2018 Speaker of the Month Series at the Warren State Hospital is in full-swing and we have some wonderful speakers lined up! These trainings take place the third Wednesday of each month, from April through October in the auditorium at the Israel Building, 677 Hospital Drive, North Warren, Pennsylvania.
To register for any of our Speaker of the Month trainings, please contact Lisa Brocious at 814.728.9400 ext 200, or lbrocious@MilestonePA.org.
July 18, 2018
Depression, Dementia, Delirium
with Marcia Kollar
We’ve all heard the terms dementia, depression, and delirium, but do we really understand them? How can we know if someone’s symptoms are indicative of dementia, or if they are a side-effect of a medication? How can we tell if someone we serve is suffering with depression? And is there anything can we do to help them? Marcia will discuss all this and more in this two-hour training.
Marcia Kollar is a nurse clinical specialist in psychiatry. Her entire career has been in the area of geriatric mental health. She has developed in-patient geriatric psychiatric units, partial hospital programs, psychiatric consultation and liaison in the medical hospitals of the UPMC system, services and programs in long-term care as well as research. She serves as Adjunct faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State, and assists in teaching the geriatric fellows and medical students in our nursing home settings.
Download the flier here.
A Day in the Park
We held our 15th Annual Day in the Park event June 15 at Wildcat Park in Ludlow and by all accounts it was one of our best ever! The park was swarming with the more than 300 people in attendance. It was nice to see familiar faces and exciting to make new friends with those who had never attended before.
Once again The Elcam Gang did a great job of entertaining us! We had helpers from Community Links and the Bradford YWCA helping with face painting, tatoos, and fingernail painting.
We thank LINK once again for donating flowers for the planting area, Keystone Cafe for making all the sandwiches, Kane Lions Club for the wonderful Sno-Cones, Kane Fire Department for bringing a truck and teaching us how to prevent fires (and for providing power for the Lions Club), and Mt Jewett Ambulance Crew for taking blood pressures and being available in case of emergency. We also thank the USDA Forest Service for educating us on insects, amphibians and reptiles, as well as providing information about the Allegheny National Forest; Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Gerg for providing information and helping us all feel more comfortable around police officers, and MLW Stables for providing animals for petting and riding. To all the students, friends, and family members who helped us out - we couldn't have done it without you! A special "thank you" to Karen Abbott for always being willing to help out wherever she's needed!
If you can think of anything you would enjoy seeing or doing at future events, please email us at HCQUNW@MilestonePA.org with your suggestions, as this event is for YOU. We hope to see you there June 21, 2019!
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