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Substance Abuse in Seniors: Identifying and Preventing

Southern Minnesota Nurses is providing the information below for those interested in attending but is not affiliated with nor endorses the individuals and organizations involved.

Substance Abuse in Seniors:
Identifying and Preventing

Wednesday, July 11
11:30am – 1:00pm
Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center
201 Oaklawn Ave
Mankato, MN 56001

Speaker: Karissa Borchert, MSW, LGSW, Community Liaison, Home Health Care, Inc.

Karissa graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and completed her Masters of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Minnesota. She has worked in a variety of social service and medical settings, most frequently with adults and elders. She also has extensive experience working with seniors facing the challenges of substance abuse and their families.

Sunflower Communities is hosting a presentation about identifying and preventing substance abuse in seniors. There is no charge and lunch is provided. In addition, 1.0 CEU is available for nurses and social workers. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Theresa Nygaard (Theresa.Nygaard@sunflowercommunities.org) as soon as possible. See the attached flyer for more information.

Flyer: Senior Substance Abuse Flyer – July 2018

Post expires at 1:00pm on Wednesday July 11th, 2018.

Be a Santa to a Senior

Be a Santa to a SeniorJoin Southern Minnesota Nurses in a give-to-your-community event by donating to the “Be a Santa to a Senior” project. Items needed include:

  • Hand/body lotion
  • Body wash
  • Reading glasses
  • Large word finds
  • Jigsaw puzzles (large pieces)
  • Gift baskets with coffee, tea cookies or candy
  • Prepaid phone card
  • Stamps and stationery
  • Magnifier
  • Playing cards
  • Cat/dog treats
  • Cologne/perfume
  • Wrapping paper and gift bags

Items can be dropped off at Home Instead Senior Care at 1059 Madison Avenue in Mankato from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM between November 25 and December 10. Donations can also be dropped off at the School of Nursing in 360 Wissink Hall on the MSU-Mankato campus. Please feel free to print and distribute the attached flyer!

If you have questions, contact Linda Rossow at lrossow@southernminnesotanurses.org or (507) 304-3910.

Flyer: Be a Santa to a Senior 2016 (PDF)