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Spring classes on geriatrics


Registration is open for a series of online trainings on geriatric health care topics that will be available through May, sponsored by the Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the Alaska Training Cooperative and Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. The series is a partnership with the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center, and will offer trainings March 29 through May 31, to Alaska via virtual classroom on the Internet.

The series is designed to give community-based providers working in the field of aging – physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists and other interested professionals – access to valuable information without traveling. Classes feature nationally and regionally recognized NWGWEC faculty discussing their areas of expertise relating to caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

Topics range from diagnosing dementia to “Essentials of Advance Care Planning,” and “Driving and Dementia.”

A complete schedule is available online, as well as a list of host sites around the state, at You must attend classes at one of 19 host sites around the state; the locations are listed on the website. Class times are 3 to 4:30 p.m. Alaska time, each Tuesday.

Registration cost is $10 per session up to $60 for the whole session, and continuing education credit is available for an additional $40. Anyone can register at any time for the classes, there is no deadline.

Visit the website for information on the class schedule, topics and presenters and host sites.

For more information, contact Geri Heiner at (907) 786-6591, or by e-mail at


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