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March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Cost: $10.00

Live Webinar


Healthy Thoughts in Older Adults for Individuals with Motor Impairments: Recognizing and Treating Anxiety & Depression


September 12, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Cost $10

2.0 Social Work CEUs available


This webinar is made possible through a generous Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation


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Anxiety and depression are mood disorders that can impact a person at any stage of life, however in older adulthood they may less likely to be identified and treated sufficiently. This training looks at the prevalence rates of anxiety and depression and the risk factors that lead to these mood disorders in older adulthood with a particular focus on individuals with motor impairments, such as paralysis. Screening and treatment options will be discussed, both through the lens of professional or medical services as well as community supports and healthy living. Finally, protective factors to support older adults with motor impairments against mood disorders will be reviewed, as well as a discussion of how to develop these protective skills in more vulnerable populations.


  • Learn to recognize potential symptoms of depression and anxiety in older adults and those living with paralysis and other motor impairments, and how to assist them in accessing treatment.
  • Identify barriers to accessing effective treatment for older adults and individuals living with motor impairments with depression and anxiety, and how to advocate for these populations and encourage proper diagnosis and intervention.
  • Identify protective factors for anxiety and depression, and community or natural supports that can supplement professional treatment and support prevention, recovery from symptoms, and ongoing maintenance on mental health.

Target Audience
This training is for older adults, and those living with paralysis, as well as those who provide care to individuals living with paralysis. In addition, this training is also for those who work in community settings such as aging care managers, housing staff, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, substance abuse and mental health providers, as well as family members.

**Special Discount Code**

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is committed to providing opportunities to individuals with paralysis. In keeping with their mission,webinar scholarships are available for those living with paralysis, their family members and caregivers. If you or a family member is living with paralysis, please enter the following code at check out to receive a scholarship.  Code: Superman


September 12, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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