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LIFE Senior Services is proud to be part of a vibrant network of health, aging and social services professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of older adults throughout northeast Oklahoma. We know that together we can make a difference!

LIFE welcomes opportunities to partner with you to benefit the aging population. Whether it's presenting to your group, promoting advocacy initiatives, serving on boards and committees, or sponsoring a senior event, LIFE Senior Services is here to help.

As part of that commitment, LIFE offers a full slate of professional training opportunities and events every year, providing accurate and timely information about senior issues, resources and services. Frequent topics include Medicare and Social Security, Alzheimer's disease, legal planning and documents, elder abuse awareness and prevention, home and community-based services and behavioral health issues among many others.

Click here to receive advance notice of professional seminars and educational opportunities.


 

Upcoming Professional Education


Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI) teaches basic skills involved in strengthening a professional’s ability to facilitate self-change in others by increasing desire and ability to make positive behavior changes. Participants practice MI with their peers while identifying methods that encourage positive reinforcement from providers. 2.5 CEs offered. Space is limited. Registration required. Breakfast provided. Click here to see an informational flier.

Dates: Thursday, April 20
Times: 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services BA, 3106 S. Juniper Ave., Broken Arrow
Cost: Early-bird price of $20 (ends April 7). Regular price of $35
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call Mickey Hinds (918) 664-9000, ext. 224.


Abuse Later in Life: Cross-Training for Victim Services Providers

Abuse can happen throughout the life-span and can include neglect, exploitation, financial and sexual abuse. Join other local professionals to learn about the dynamics of abuse that older adults experience, learn about available resources and examine how you can enhance older victims' safety and quality of life. Training is free. Reservations required. Six continuing education credits available. Curriculum by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. Click here to see an informational flier.

Date: Wednesday, May 17
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: DVIS, 3124 E. Apache St., Tulsa, OK
Cost: Free
Reservations: Click here to register online.


Certified Laughter Yoga: Two Day Leader Certification

Laughter yoga is a progressive approach to both physical and mental health. The laughter techniques taught in this two day training are highly effective stress relievers, confidence boosters and team building tools. This fun, interesting and research-based training taught by Ellen Mercer, Oklahoma’s most experienced Laughter Yoga teacher. The training certifies participants as Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders, enabling them to lead Laughter Yoga groups in multiple settings: senior centers, corporate retreats, hospitals, senior community living environments, yoga studios, churches, in-service for staff, therapy and counseling sessions, and more. Laughter as exercise can happen anywhere with anyone. Click here to see an informational flier.

Date: Thursday, June 8 & Friday, June 9
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. & 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Comfort Inn Quail Springs, 13501 N. Highland Park Blvd., OKC
Cost: Early-bird price of $249 (ends May 25). Regular price of $295
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call Mickey Hinds (918) 664-9000, ext. 224.


Abuse Later in Life: Cross-Training for Victim Services Providers

Abuse can happen throughout the life-span and can include neglect, exploitation, financial and sexual abuse. Join other local professionals to learn about the dynamics of abuse that older adults experience, learn about available resources and examine how you can enhance older victims' safety and quality of life. Training is free. Reservations required. Six continuing education credits available. Curriculum by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. Click here to see an informational flier.

Date: Thursday, June 8
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services, 3106 E. Juniper Ave., Broken Arrow, OK
Cost: Free
Reservations: Click here to register online.


Abuse Later in Life: Cross-Training for Victim Services Providers

Abuse can happen throughout the life-span and can include neglect, exploitation, financial and sexual abuse. Join other local professionals to learn about the dynamics of abuse that older adults experience, learn about available resources and examine how you can enhance older victims' safety and quality of life. Training is free. Reservations required. Six continuing education credits available. Curriculum by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. Click here to see an informational flier.

Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. 4th St., Tulsa, OK
Cost: Free
Reservations: Click here to register online.


Abuse Later in Life: Cross-Training for Victim Services Providers

Abuse can happen throughout the life-span and can include neglect, exploitation, financial and sexual abuse. Join other local professionals to learn about the dynamics of abuse that older adults experience, learn about available resources and examine how you can enhance older victims' safety and quality of life. Training is free. Reservations required. Six continuing education credits available. Curriculum by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. Click here to see an informational flier.

Date: Thursday, September 28
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: DVIS, 3124 E. Apache St., Tulsa, OK
Cost: Free
Reservations: Click here to register online.


Abuse Later in Life: Cross-Training for Victim Services Providers

Abuse can happen throughout the life-span and can include neglect, exploitation, financial and sexual abuse. Join other local professionals to learn about the dynamics of abuse that older adults experience, learn about available resources and examine how you can enhance older victims' safety and quality of life. Training is free. Reservations required. Six continuing education credits available. Curriculum by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. Click here to see an informational flier.

Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services, 3106 E. Juniper Ave., Broken Arrow, OK
Cost: Free
Reservations: Click here to register online.


Abuse Later in Life: Cross-Training for Victim Services Providers

Abuse can happen throughout the life-span and can include neglect, exploitation, financial and sexual abuse. Join other local professionals to learn about the dynamics of abuse that older adults experience, learn about available resources and examine how you can enhance older victims' safety and quality of life. Training is free. Reservations required. Six continuing education credits available. Curriculum by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. Click here to see an informational flier.

Date: Wednesday, November 1
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: DHS Skyline East Building, 6128 E. 38th St., Tulsa, OK
Cost: Free
Reservations: Click here to register online.